You've heard a lot of talk about high-dollar fundraisers in this campaign, and how the Clinton campaign hosts some events where some people get special access for "bundling" up to $27,000.
The legal contribution limit for an individual in the primary election is $2700. But campaigns like Hillary Clinton's encourage well-connected and wealthy people to "bundle" contributions.
Say someone is the CEO of a company, and she personally contributed the maximum allowed.
She can still get five CEO friends and their spouses to contribute to Hillary Clinton's campaign, and take credit for their contributions — that way the campaign treats her as if she's raised nearly $30,000.
When those people bundle a certain amount, they often unlock access to the campaign at events with VIP sections, special guests, and more for bundlers.And it's at this kind of special event where elite fundraisers push their agendas, put ideas in front of candidates, and ask well-placed staff for favors.
We're doing things different on our campaign. Your $3 contribution right now allows our campaign to keep talking to voters so we can win battleground elections in Wisconsin and New York. Make yours now.
Bundlers are often lobbyists, executives, power players, and wealthy elites.
They combine other people's money in order to get access to campaigns and candidates to peddle their interests and issues.
So when you hear about fossil fuel lobbyists bundling more than $1 million for Hillary Clinton, you should know that it can often be through in-person events where they get special access.
When you hear about Wall Street fundraisers raising millions of dollars, know that they get the opportunity to advance their ideas to staff and candidates.
While the political establishment wants to win elections their way, we're doing it differently.
We have had very few fundraising events on our campaign – fewer than 10, in fact. We do the vast majority of our fundraising through emails like this, through contributions of about $27 a piece.
As a result, we aren't beholden to special interests, bundlers, or lobbyists. We're beholden to you and the American people.
Let's keep it that way.
Chip in $3 to our campaign and help us win Wisconsin on Tuesday, then win New York, and then win the Democratic nomination.