We need a law to limit how much money can be contributed by corporations to political campaigns in Dutchess County in order to prevent corruption. We need the PEOPLE'S interests to be represented over CORPORATE interests.
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If you have any questions about campaign finance reform legislation in Dutchess County, you may contact Dutchess County Legislator Marc Coviello at email@example.com
Dear Dutchess County Legislators,
No matter what our party or our political affiliation, Dutchess County residents agree that we all want big money out of politics.
We are asking Dutchess County Legislators to support a campaign finance reform resolution in the Legislature to limit political campaign contributions from corporations that receive paid contracts with the county.
Dutchess County residents work hard to live here and we contribute portions of our incomes through taxes to make sure our county has all the public funding it needs to provide services to our neighborhoods and communities. Not limiting monetary donations from corporations to political campaigns is a recipe for corruption because there is the potential for these same corporations to be given special access to county contracts when they are put out to bid and/or to have undue influence on a governmental official in regards to county decisions.
If there continues to be no limits on political campaign contributions from corporations, our democracy will be thwarted. We need to live in a county where our leaders are not corruptible in any way, shape, or form by wealthy corporations!
Therefore, We the People of Dutchess County demand that the Dutchess County Legislators take ACTION and make a law to limit political campaign contributions from corporations that receive paid contracts with the county!