Overturn Citizens United. Save Democracy.


The massive influx of money into our political system, made possible by rulings like the one in Citizens United v. FEC, has created an unprecedented crisis. We have seen an explosion of outside spending, as well as a glut of spending by tax-exempt "dark money" organizations that don't have to disclose their donors.
Background:
Open Secrets: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission
Demos: Election Spending 2012
Reuters Poll: Most Americans Think Too Much Money in Politics
Senator Udall’s resolution, S.J.Res. 19 with cosponsors list.

The conflation of money with free speech has created a political environment wherein money routinely drowns out other voices. In the 2012 election cycle, just 132 donors giving at least $1 million each were responsible for 60.4% of all the money Super PACs raised.

Today, three-quarters of Americans agree that money has become a corrupting influence over our political process. A Constitutional Amendment to fix the problem is gaining support in the U.S. Senate.  Please sign this petition:

Money is not speech, corporations are not people, and our political system will not work if we don’t overturn Citizens United. We demand that the U.S. Senate pass this Constitutional Amendment (S.J.Res. 19) on behalf of democracy.



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    Number Date Name Please add your own comments ...
    20300 3.3 years ago D Orellana
    20299 3.3 years ago Gerard Damiano
    20298 3.3 years ago Alan Gormezano
    20297 3.3 years ago Anonymous Ever since the Supreme Court decided that corporations are people, it has signaled the end of our democracy. Real peoples' concerns are no longer heeded by our government. Our legislators have dec...
    20296 3.3 years ago Terri sufka
    20295 3.3 years ago Janis Barns Democracy should not go to the highest bidder.
    20294 3.3 years ago Jill M. Reese
    20293 3.3 years ago Nancy Meehan Our government no longer runs our Country!
    Wake up ! See who is really in charge....

    ToBigToFail & the Fortune 500 !
    20292 3.3 years ago Anonymous sweep em all out and start over. are government cant be trusted
    20291 3.3 years ago Anonymous What can be said about Supreme Court corruption & hypocrisy. The majority decision on speech= money is an admission of mental instability or overt corporatist subservience.
    20290 3.3 years ago david eisaura
    20289 3.3 years ago Jeannie Rowe
    20288 3.3 years ago Jessica Whalen
    20287 3.3 years ago Robert Bein
    20286 3.4 years ago mike segall NOW!
    20285 3.4 years ago Kathleen Murphy
    20284 3.4 years ago Damien McLeod
    20283 3.4 years ago Mark Haasis
    20282 3.4 years ago Paul Grohman
    20281 3.4 years ago Marck Korbin
    20280 3.4 years ago Philip C. Kreitner My favorite political oldie: WE THE PEOPLE ...
    20279 3.4 years ago Maxine Davis
    20278 3.4 years ago Molly O'Neil
    20277 3.4 years ago NM Porter
    20276 3.4 years ago Linda Dodson
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