Opinion

Campaign contribution are biggest issue

What is the biggest issue facing the United States? Is it inequality? Immigration? Guns? Obamacare?

The fact is, whatever issue concerns you most and whatever position you have on that issue are not a great concern of your elected representative. His or her concern is reelection. And to be re-elected he or she needs money and lots of it. In our system, that largely comes from big-money donors and super PACS.

The Government by the People Act, a bill pending in Congress, will empower small donors through matching funds and tax credits. Passage of this bill will help create a small-donor based public financing system for elections to Congress.

Please tell your Congressional representative that you want him or her to be answerable to you. Please support the Government by the People Act.

Richard Thurman

Fresno

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