Pubdate: Fri, 30 Jan 2015
Source: Washington Post (DC)
Copyright: 2015 The Washington Post Company
Author: Matt Popovich


Eric Wang's Jan. 25 Local Opinions commentary, "The cost of a 
political opinion," characterized William V. Jones III, the founder 
of the group "Two. Is. Enough. D.C.," as a concerned citizen who 
merely made an anti-marijuana Web site and participated in a few 
meetings, rather than someone who should have been fined for campaign 
law violations.

Before registering as a campaign, Mr. Jones collected contributions 
without disclosure or oversight, had large banners printed with his 
message and branding and brought in a former congressman to help him 
host a news conference announcing the launch of his political group. 
Mr. Jones was the head of what was, by all outward appearances, an 
unregulated political campaign formed to oppose a specific ballot 
measure, Initiative 71. His fining hardly shows overreach by D.C. government.

Matt Popovich, Washington
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