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.


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

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at