I hate that as a permanent resident I’m not allowed to vote but I can still legally donate money to political candidates.
This disenfranchises immigrants who can’t afford donations.
In their name and mine I just donated.
@thomasfuchs Money is more influential than your vote. I made this video a few years back on it:
@thomasfuchs I am also not allowed to vote here as a permantent resident in Germany. But am I allowed to donate to political parties? For that matter, is anyone?
@cliff1976 I think donations are ok, if they’re supplements to state-provided party financing, only by individuals and capped at reasonable low amounts
@cliff1976 the US has 0 out of 3 on this 😛
@thomasfuchs Hmm, the voluntary immigrant's conundrum: live where it's better now, or move to where you can better influence change? 😬
@cliff1976 live where you enjoy the people and community, try to influence things to be better
@cliff1976 (also the climate and weather, here in the southwest of the US I generally feel a lot better)
@thomasfuchs May it remain so!
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