One day before the U.S. Senate votes on a constitutional amendment to restore limits on big money in politics, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called the drive to undo Supreme Court decisions that gutted campaign finance laws “the major issue of our time” and said Monday’s showdown vote is “a pivotal moment in American history.”
The Senate Judiciary Committee is currently holding a hearing titled “Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People.”
Wolf PAC concluded that the federal government is too awash in campaign cash from outside groups to take action, so his organization is launching campaigns to push state legislatures to call for an end to corporate personhood and public financing of all elections, according to the organization’s website.
With the greatest disparity of wealth in the U.S. since the 1920s, there has rarely been more influence by the rich over U.S. domestic and foreign policy.
30 New Hampshire Towns Have Spoken, Called for a Resolution to Overturn Citizens United Statement of Jonah Minkoff-Zern, Senior Organizer, Public Citizen’s Democracy Is For People Campaign March 13, 2014 Contact: Angela Bradbery (202) 588-7741 Karilyn Gower (202) 588-7779 Town meeting votes this week confirmed what many already knew: The people of New Hampshire want […]
David Cobb of the Move to Amend campaign will speak in Rutland, VT on Thursday, September 27 at Grace Congregational UCC Church in Rutland, VT (8 Court Street). This community forum, titled “Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule”, is part history lesson and part heart-felt call to action. The event will be held in the Grace’s Fellowship Hall at 7PM on 9/27.
Tellingly, their proposed amendments denounce the baneful influence of non-human “corporations,” but their actual text exempts favored nonprofit corporations, political action committees, labor unions and media corporations.
Musician and songwriter, Ron Pulcer, is looking for a few more citizens who would like to appear in the music video: covering their ears, holding a remote control or homemade sign. Mute The Loot.org targets the Supreme Court, Super PAC mega-donors, and both political parties.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today welcomed President Barack Obama’s statement in support of a constitutional amendment to undo the 2010 Supreme Court ruling inCitizens United that paved the way for a flood of campaign cash from corporations and wealthy special interests.