Close the foreign contributions loophole

Citizens United did a lot of bad things to our political system. It opened the door for corporations to pour money into outside spending. At the same time, it also opened the door for foreign-controlled corporation to spend unlimited money in our elections. It’s a loophole that is easily exploited and it needs to be closed.

Legislation here in Massachusetts would do that. Here’s how the legislation works: if a single foreign shareholder owns more than 5% of a company’s shares, or if a corporation is owned by 20% or more foreign owners, it would be prohibited from spending money on Massachusetts elections.

Tell your legislator: democratic self-government requires that American elections be decided by our own citizens and not foreign governments—or corporations.

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