A century ago this year, the people of Montana stood up against some of the most influential corporations in history with a powerful message: People and their ideas — not corporations and their money — decide our elections.
Sen. Jon Tester
At the turn of the century, wealthy mining magnates literally bought elections, power and influence in Washington, D.C. So in 1912, Montana voters passed an initiative limiting corporate influence on our elections.
That's because ensuring that citizens are in control of America's democracy is a Montana value. But that value has come under attack in Wa...