Bob Herbert and Randi Weingarten agree that reducing the influence of big money in politics would positively impact nearly every social justice cause in America. Herbert, a former New York Timescolumnist, and Weingarten, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) president, shared this sentiment in front of several dozen educators, union activists, and progressives at a Dec. 1 event for Herbert’s new book, Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will join New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) in New York City Thursday to highlight the impact our big money campaign system has on our country’s growing economic inequality.
In an invitation to supporters, Citizen Action of New York’s Karen Scharff wrote, “The stagnant economy and rampant inequality in New York and across America is directly connected to the growing problem of money-in-politics.”
Demos Vice President and Public Campaign board member Heather McGhee appeared on Up With Chris Hayes this weekend, tying the debates around our budget and economic inequality to our broken campaign finance system.