If ethical viewpoints ever are to prevail on national legislative issues, it will be first necessary to insure that members of Congress are elected by an expression of popular will, rather than by the financial influence of special interests.
Special interest groups, often through organizations which conceal their interests, have given increasing millions of dollars to assist in the election of federal. legislators who will support these interests.
The 1976 Presidential campaign demonstrated the viability of public financing as a fair alternative. The same procedure of providing matching public funds for candidates who receive a reasonable number of small contributions should now be extended to Congressional elections.
The American Ethical Union calls for enactment of legislation to provide public financing for Congressional campaigns, and to reduce maximum contributions permissible for special interest groups.
Submitted by: Raymond Nathan, Washington Ethical Society
Source: AEU 70th Annual Assembly [job12scan]
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