Citizens United

Sanders files constitutional amendment to overturn Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision

Warning that “American democracy is under attack,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today introduced a constitutional amendment to undo a Supreme Court ruling that allowed unrestricted and secret campaign spending by corporations.

Rob Roper: Constitutional amendment a dangerous incumbent protection act

On Sept. 11, 54 U.S. senators voted along party lines to amend the U.S. Constitution so as to essentially do away with the First Amendment.

Senate poised to vote on constitutional amendment to undo Citizens United

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.”

Leahy pushes for constitutional convention on campaign finance reform

Effort has little chance of succeeding, but makes a statement, senator says.

Leahy holds hearing on constitutional amendment to rein in massive campaign spending

The Senate Judiciary Committee is currently holding a hearing titled “Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People.”

Vermont first state to call for constitutional convention to get money out of politics

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.

Joseph Gainza: What are we fighting for?

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 call for a resolution to overturn Citizens United

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 […]

Civil or not? Does Vermont’s political debate have to be so partisan?

“Money is the elephant at the door in Washington,” James A. Leach, director of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Senators want constitutional amendment to override Citizens United

Sen. Ginny Lyons, D-Chittenden, and other lawmakers, proposed a Senate resolution requesting a constitutional amendment to nullify Citizens United.

House committee opts to cap donations to Super PAC

“We’ve done a lot of firsts in Vermont. I’m wondering if this isn’t the time to take this step right off the diving board, and say, OK, we’ll take it to the Supreme Court if we have to,” said Rep. Donna Sweaney.

Should parties be put on par with Super PACS? Lawmakers weigh campaign finance reform options

If the Democrats have their way, individuals could contribute up to $20,000 per election cycle to state parties.

National Move to Amend spokesman will visit Vermont

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.

McClaughry: The Left’s campaign to destroy the First Amendment

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.

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