People For the American Way

The state of our electoral system – in cartoon form

POLITICO’s Matt Wuerker, 2012 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning, recently provided pointed commentary on the state of our electoral system.

The left side speaks to our ongoing voting rights work. The Right to Vote under Attack: The Campaign to Keep Millions of Americans from the Ballot Box, a Right Wing Watch: In Focus report by PFAW Foundation, details the worst of the worst of the Right’s fight to suppress the vote. Many states have indeed taken up this fight with voter ID, proof of citizenship, and other suppressive legislation.

The right side seizes on what we have documented since January 21, 2010: the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC threatens to tear apart the fabric of our democracy and grant powerful corporations unfettered influence in our political process. We’ve joined United For the People to call for a constitutional amendment that would overturn the decision.


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