WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of coal executive Shaun McCutcheon's effort to overturn aggregate campaign contribution limits.
Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune Released the Following Statement in Response:
"The Supreme Court's decision today in McCutcheon v. FEC fundamentally contradicts the values that sustain our democracy and undermines the notion that our government functions of, by, and for the people. To be clear, today the Court capitulated to a coal executive's demand that he and his fellow big polluters be allowed to dump millions more of their corrupt dollars into politics.
"But make no mistake, this fight is far from over. Sierra Club members across the country are standing with labor activists, civil rights champions, good government advocates, and concerned citizens to right this wrong. This decision isn't just an egregious attempt to cede our democracy to corporate rule - it is an opportunity to organize the 91 percent of Americans who want something done about corrupt money in politics. The Supreme Court and big polluters have made it clear what side they are on. Now, we will make clear that its the wrong side."