Healthy elections

By Brian Carr, Letter to the Editor

Most Americans understand that effective health care reform requires a viable public option to provide real competition for the large corporations.

As we see Republicans and many Democrats doing the bidding of their corporate donors to kill the public option, we should support campaign finance reform, the only way to free politicians from dependence on big money. In California, we will have an opportunity to support a pilot program of public funding of campaigns for qualified candidates for secretary of state. The California Fair Elections Act on the June 2010 ballot is a modest start, but if you want your representatives to represent you, and not corporate donors and lobbyists bearing gifts, it is the only way to go.

San Jose

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