Guest Opinion: The Executive Director of the Vermont Progressive Party issued the following statement calling on the Vermont Legislature to pass a ban on corporate donations to parties and candidates. The Progressive Party analyzed the most recent campaign finance reports filed by the 3 major Vermont parties. We found that the Republican Party received 78% of their donations, over $50,000, from corporations. The Democratic party received 60% of their contributions, over $60,000, from corporate donors. This demonstrates clearly that they are not primarily supported by individuals with a few corporate donations thrown in. They are both relying on corporate entities for the majority of their financial support. In many cases, these are corporations...
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It Is Time for the Legislature to Act