By Kelly McCutchen
KELLY McCUTCHENPresident, Georgia Public Policy Foundation
Would you respond honestly at a public meeting in your community if the speaker asks you to raise your hand if you support gay marriage, a ban on abortion, restrictions on gun purchases or legalization of marijuana?
What if the meeting was being videotaped?
For some individuals, expressing their honest views in a public forum could threaten their friendships, their business … even their jobs.
Thankfully, citizens who feel strongly about an issue but concerned about the repercussions of speaking out personally have an option: pooling their money with others who share their views to fund organizations that can make their voices heard in the public debate.
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