May 31, 2007
‘Warrior for social justice’ Alan Solomont plays key role in Obama campaign
(Page 2 - Previous Page)Solomont, who described fundraisers as the 21st century equivalent of ward bosses, said money is a vital part of any campaign. But he is also well aware of the negative effects money has had on the political system.
"The excessive reliance on money has increased people's sense of alienation from their government. And politics has been reduced to a passive activity for many because of television, which drives the money chase," he said. "But given the way the rules are, I have to work to raise money to give the opportunity to serve those people who can best change the system."
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