WASHINGTON, DC – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement in reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision today in McCutcheon v. FEC, striking down aggregate contribution limits on donations to political candidates. LCV also joined with a number of organizations as part of a larger group response.
“The same Court that decided Citizens United has made wealthy polluters even more powerful. A closely divided Supreme Court today put its thumb on the scale for the super wealthy like the Koch Brothers and opened the floodgates for them to drown out the voices of Americans nationwide. Congress should act immediately to ensure that our elections aren’t decided by those who can write the biggest check.”