Connect the Dots
Let’s look at gun violence and connect the dots...
The total number of deaths from gun violence in the United States in 2016.
….of Americans support background checks for gun sales and 67% support a federal database to track gun sales.
The amount the gun lobby spent during the 2016 election cycle to elect candidates that refuse to support even modest new gun laws.
The number of bills this Congress has passed to reduce gun violence despite the 275+ mass shootings that occurred in 2017 alone.
Sources: Everytown.org, Gallup, Open Secrets, The New York Times
Let's look at food subsidies and connect the dots...
Big Agri-Business spends hundreds of millions of dollars annually on campaign contributions and lobbying to tilt government policy in its direction.
The return on its political investment that Big Ag has earned since 1995 in the form of taxpayer subsidies for corn and soy-based sweeteners and starch -- key ingredients in many junk foods.
Increase in the likelihood of childhood obesity since the 1980s.
Sources: Open Secrets, US PIRG
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I believe that getting big money out of our politics will positively affect the health of Americans. By getting rid of the chemical industry’s influence we will be able to remove the harmful chemicals and ingredients that are currently allowed in our personal care products and food supply (often unknown to the consumer). As a parent this issue is important to me because of the links between these harmful ingredients and behavioral health issues, chronic health conditions, and cancers.