Campaign Finance Reform

November 07, 1996
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TAPE OF CLINTON AND PEROT ON CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM

IN THE FINAL WEEKS OF THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, THE ISSUE OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM REARED ITS LOVELY HEAD. PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS PROMISED TO DO SOMETHING TO CHANGE THE INFLUENCE OF BIG MONEY ON POLITICS IN HIS SECOND TERM — WE’LL SEE ABOUT THAT. BUT ON THE STATE LEVEL, GRASSROOTS ACTIVISTS HAVE ALREADY TAKEN LEADERSHIP TO CHANGE THE SYSTEM. WE’RE JOINED NOW BY THREE ACTIVISTS:

DAVID DONNELLYMAINE VOTERS FOR CLEAN ELECTIONS WHOSE BALLOT INITIATIVE PASSED HANDILY ON ELECTION DAY.

WENDY WENDLANDTPOLITICAL DIRECTOR FOR THE PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUPS AND THE PROPOSITION 212 CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR IN CALIFORNIA. THAT CALIFORNIA MEASURE DID NOT GARNER ENOUGH SUPPORT ON TUESDAY

RANDY KEHLER, FOUNDER OF THE WORKING GROUP ON ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY