Lisa McCormick believes it is vital for Americans to eliminate the corrupt influence of dirty money in politics with an affordable system of fair & clean elections. Eliminating political payoffs is the only way to put on a public agenda items such as state-funded child care, paid family leave, universal health insurance, free tuition at public colleges and universities.
Full disclosure of campaign contributions, government contracts and potential conflicts of interest is a significant way to mitigate the evil of secret influence over public money, power and jobs.
“Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases,” declared Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Louis Dembitz Brandeis. “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.”
Simply stated, what you don’t know can hurt. Secrecy should not be allowed when it comes to the public’s right to know about the business of public entities and those who control them and we must end the practice of allowing any kind of bribery to influence the decisions of elected officials.