Cut the Strings!
Cut Corporate Control of Politics
Art Pope uses his corporation as a political money machine. He is North Carolina’s top political donor. His business, Variety Wholesalers (which owns Roses, Maxway and other discount stores), funds groups that spend millions to elect ultra-conservative politicians. Once elected, they push Pope's anti-government agenda like his puppets: cut taxes for the wealthy, cut services for the rest of us, suppress voting rights, and gut environmental, workplace, and consumer protections.
Elections across the nation are being distorted by corporate cash given with strings attached. The US Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision said that corporations have a Free Speech right to spend unlimited money interfering in political campaigns. That's absurd and Art Pope’s Roses/Maxway business is the worst example here in North Carolina.
Cut the strings! Sign our petition to tell Pope and elected officials: "Stop the flood of corporate money in politics." We'll deliver the message, and tell you about their response and next steps.