President Obama addressed the nation this week, urging individuals to get involved with the political process in order to countaract the effects of corporate money flowing into politics.

“If 99 percent of us voted,” the president said, “It wouldn’t matter how much the 1 percent spends on our election.”

It’s an inspiring message, but one that we shouldn’t have to hear. We need a greater voter turnout AND money out of politics. It is not a zero sum game.

Campaign finance reform is an inevitable, important issue, and it is time that all politicians accept and embrace it.

Watch.

President Obama Has A Message: VOTEPresident Obama explains why it’s so important for every American to go vote

Posted by NowThis Election on Thursday, February 11, 2016

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Richard Eskow is host and managing editor of The Zero Hour, a weekly radio program produced by We Act Radio. He was the senior writer and editor for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. Richard has written for a number of print and online publications, was a founding contributor to the Huffington Post, and is a longtime activist. He is also a Senior Fellow with the Campaign for America’s Future.