Here is the beginning of Alyssa Milano’s article on election reform at USA Today:
I attended Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee last year to stand in solidarity with victims everywhere who had been ignored or who had their stories silenced by those in power.
Because, after all, Kavanaugh’s nomination to the court was a debate about power — not just about Kavanaugh’s, but also about whose interests are being served on our nation’s highest court and by our political system. Dark money special interests — organizations that do not need to disclose their donors — spent millions of dollars to help ensure Kavanaugh was confirmed because they knew he’d be a reliable vote to further concentrate power in this country, while making it harder for everyone else to be heard.
Whether it’s giving men who are credibly accused of sexual assault the benefit of the doubt without regard to the dignity of survivors, prioritizing the profits of Big Pharma over patients desperately in need of prescriptions they can’t afford, or giving massive tax cuts to the wealthy while hard-working families struggle to make ends meet, the root of all these problems is an imbalance of power designed to protect the wealthy and corporations that bankroll our elected officials.
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