The Supreme Court has made it possible for billionaires and corporations to influence our elections by using front groups to secretly fund candidates who will work to make them richer, usually at the expense of everyone and everything else.

Question 1 on the ballot this November will make it harder for this dark money to enter our election campaigns by enforcing higher penalties on those who break campaign finance laws, increasing transparency requirements and strengthening Maine’s landmark Clean Elections system so candidates can run for office without being dependent on wealthy special interests, corporations and their lobbyists. Best of all, it pays for this by closing wasteful, nonproductive corporate tax breaks that do nothing to strengthen our economy.

People who want to lessen the unfair influence of big money in our elections shouldn’t listen to the lies and propaganda from those who don’t want fair elections, and vote yes on Question 1 this Nov. 3.

Deek Crowley


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