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CONTACT: TJ DONOVAN
State’s Attorney Donovan Calls for Curbing Corporate Influence on Campaigns; Applauds National Effort to Repeal Citizens United Case
BURLINGTON, VT – Chittenden County State’s Attorney TJ Donovan called for a renewed effort to limit the impact of corporate campaign contributions, joining a national effort to overturn the controversial campaign finance law, Citizens United today.
“There’s no debating the impact Citizens United is having at the federal level,” Donovan said. “Corporations are flooding the airwaves with political advertisements, drowning out the voices of everyday people.”
A national campaign spearheaded by Montana’s Attorney General and progressive groups like Democracy for America calls on Attorneys General to commit to overturning Citizens United in their own states.
“I believe we must do everything we can to protect our democracy from undue influence, make sure that every citizen, every Vermonter, has an equal voice in government, and I think it starts with getting rid of Citizens United,” said Donovan.
“I applaud Democracy for America and the coalition of organizations leading the charge on such an important issue and hope that Vermonters will join me in fighting to bring balance back to our political process by curbing the limitless flow of corporate dollars into campaigns coffers.”
“As Attorney General, I will fight for more transparency and accountability in our state electoral process,” said Donovan who recently announced his candidacy for the office of Vermont’s Attorney General.