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May 14, 2024

American Promise Op-Ed featured in Dallas Morning News

American Promise Op-Ed featured in Dallas Morning News

May 14, 2024
Published By American Promise
Last week in Texas, State Political Manager, Matt Howerton, and super volunteer, Ann Drumm, joined forces for an op-ed published in the Dallas Morning News.

Last week in Texas, State Political Manager, Matt Howerton, and super volunteer, Ann Drumm, joined forces for an op-ed published in the Dallas Morning News. Their piece, The Gamble on Unlimited Campaign Contributions Is Backfiring, delves into the intricate dynamics of dark and foreign money infiltrating Texas politics.

Highlighting the emergence of new fundraising trends and strategies, they shed light on the increasing influence of outside money shaping political campaigns.  

With a focus on the implications for the democratic process and the future of the Republican party, Howerton and Drumm challenge their fellow Texans to critically examine the role of money in politics and its potential to distort both principles and values, noting that in a pay-to-pay political system, the average Texan feels like their voice is drowned out by the cash floods of of monied interests from states like Pennsylvania. 

While the crux of what they see in Texan and American politics is disheartening, they remind people that where there’s a will, there is a way. Calling on Texas Republicans to join American Promise’s national movement to pursue the For Our Freedom Amendment, Howerton and Drumm offer hope to Texans that their voices, and interests, will be heard by their legislators once again. 

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