Huffington Post: Are Your Retirement Savings Being Used to Undermine Our Democracy?

If large mutual fund companies like Vanguard step up to support political spending disclosure we could see big change.

Co-authored by Lauren Compere and Sonia Kowal.

In the ongoing battle to roll back the effects of the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United (the notorious case that opened the flood gates for corporate spending in elections) major mutual fund companies can and should play a pivotal role.

Americans know that secret money is being funneled into our elections every cycle, and they are not happy about it. In fact, almost two thirds of Americans are dissatisfied with the outsized influence of corporations in this country, and 78% want to see the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United overturned.

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