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This sermon, “Big Money Influencing Politics: How Can We Stop It?,” was originally delivered to the congregation of Harmony, a Unitarian Universalist Community, on May 7, 2017. It is published on this podcast with permission from the writer, with all rights reserved.
By Dick Galloway
Last fall’s election clearly revealed that Americans across the political spectrum finally awoke to the fact that almost every part of our society—politics, the economy, our media, our educational institutions, understandings of economics—are owned or controlled by a very small power elite. These wealthy individuals are working in their own self-interest without regard to the public good.
This is a non-partisan issue taken on by UU Justice Ohio and many UU congregations. Does Harmony want to take active steps on this issue? What steps make sense for us? How can we tap this energy to effect real change in our political system?