Cut the Strings!
Fight Corporate Control of Politics!
Art Pope is North Carolina’s top political cash cow. His family and the groups his corporation supports spend millions to elect ultra-conservative politicians who, like puppets, push Pope's anti-government agenda. Profits from his corporation, Variety Wholesalers (which owns Roses, Maxway and other discount stores) help elect people who want to cut taxes for the wealthy, cut services for the rest of us, privatize public education 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 Citizen 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 to stop the flood of corporate money in politics.