Snyder Cements Legacy as a Corporate Stooge, Coward

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News from Progress Michigan

September 20, 2017

Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org

Snyder Cements Legacy as a Corporate Stooge, Coward

Even after outcry, Snyder signs Citizens United on Steroids

LANSING — Progress Michigan released the following statement regarding Gov. Rick Snyder signing SB335 and 336 allowing unlimited corporate money to influence Michigan’s elections and elected officials.

“Gov. Snyder rode in to Lansing on the white horse of transparency but will leave cloaked in secrecy, driving a hearse carrying our democracy,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “Today it has been made clear that Gov. Snyder is doing everything he can to cement his legacy as one of the least transparent and most spineless governors Michigan has ever had. He promised to clean up Michigan’s campaign finance laws, but all he has done is soil them further with unlimited amounts corporate cash. Michigan ranks dead last in the U.S. for transparency and ethics, and if there’s somehow a way to go lower on that list, the Snyder/Calley administration is doing their damnedest to get us there. Today should show clearly what Republicans are up to and who they truly care about: Increasing the power of corporate money in our elections on behalf of rich folks trying to get richer. This is not about free speech – this is about killing Michigan’s democracy so that our elections go to the highest bidder.”

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