WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) April 03, 2014
The Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC) has issued the following statement:
In a representative government citizens should not fear penalty by making their voices heard. Today's 5-4 Supreme Court decision in the McCutcheon v FEC case allows for private sector individuals to express their First Amendment Right.
"Campaigns play a very important role in America's democratic process. They educate the public about candidates, therefore allowing citizens to make an informed decision when they vote. If it weren't for free enterprise and private employers supporting a 27 year-old George Washington in 1759 when he ran for Virginia's House of Burgesses, would we have had our nation's first President? Today's decision allows individuals to contribute to as many candidates and committees as they would like, without concern of reaching an overall, aggregate limit. Contribution limits to separate candidates and committees remain unchanged. It is the right decision for free enterprise and free speech," said Gregory S. Casey, president and chief executive officer of BIPAC.
The Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC) was founded in 1963 as “an independent, bipartisan group,” to serve as a political action arm for American business and industry. BIPAC provides its members with the tools and strategies they need to keep their employees abreast of the key policy decisions impacting their livelihood, and opportunities to get involved in the public policy process. BIPAC helps state business organizations impact political outcomes beyond the beltway, through the nation’s largest employee-focused grassroots network in the states. BIPAC provides meaningful political analysis to keep members informed, crafts forward thinking election strategies, and deploys cutting-edge PAC and grassroots tools and technology to power the business community’s engines of advocacy. Learn more at: http://www.bipac.org