April 2, 2014
For Immediate Release
NC STATE AFL-CIO DERIDES SCOTUS RULING IN MCCUTCHEON V. FEC THROWING OUT AGGREGATE CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION LIMITS
“Political inequality and organized greed got a boost that will cost working people and our democracy dearly.” — MaryBe McMillan
Contact: Jeremy Sprinkle, firstname.lastname@example.org, 336-255-2711
RALEIGH, N.C. (April 2, 2014) – The North Carolina State AFL-CIO released the following statement from Secretary-Treasurer MaryBe McMillan in response to today’s ruling by a narrowly-divided Supreme Court of the United States declaring unconstitutional federal limits on aggregate campaign contributions, previously limited to $123,000 per election cycle – more than twice what average American families make in one year.
“Political inequality and organized greed got a boost from the Supreme Court that will cost working people and our democracy dearly.
“To paraphrase the legendary union and civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph, justice is never given; it is exacted and the struggle must be continuous.
“Today’s ruling in McCutcheon makes clear that, in our battle against organized greed, working people cannot count on the Supreme Court to deliver justice.
“We must organize workers throughout the South and across the nation and create a movement broad, diverse, and strong enough to save our democracy and our economy from plutocracy and decline.”
The North Carolina State AFL-CIO is the largest association of local unions and union councils in North Carolina, representing over one-hundred thousand union members, fighting for good jobs, safe workplaces, workers’ rights, consumer protections, and quality public services on behalf of ALL working families. PO Box 10805, Raleigh, NC 27605.