Constitutional Amendment Introduced to Overturn Citizen’s United

Source: SustainableBusiness.com

Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD) has introduced a Constitutional Amendment that would overturn Citizens United.

In 2010, the US Supreme Court issued a disastrous ruling that allows corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money influencing the outcome of elections. Only a Constitutional Amendment can overturn a Supreme Court decision.

The decision opened the floodgates of anonymous corporate funding, much of which has been used to fuel misinformation on climate change and support fossil fuel interests at the expense of the renewable energy industry.

Edwards’ Amendment specifically re-asserts Congress’ authority to regulate and limit corporate spending on elections.  It’s less sweeping than the People’s Rights Amendment, which would make it clear that corporations do not enjoy the same Constitutional rights as people.  But it is a huge first step toward this broader Amendment.

She also introduced an Amendment in February 2010, but it expired at the end of that Congress.

Here’s a short video clip of Rep. Edwards discussing her Amendment last week on MSNBC.

Ask your Representative to co-sponsor the Amendment:
U.S. Capitol switchboard: 202-225-3121 Give the operator your zip code and ask to be connected to your Representative (there’s no bill in the Senate yet).

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About James Crist

How do we stop America's decline? The country is in trouble and we can all feel it. Where did we go wrong? How do we fix it? We now have an auction-based government, for sale to the highest bidder. Politicians have become nothing more than corporate whores and pawns for the rich. If we want our representatives to represent us, let them get their campaign money from us, their constituents. We have to amend the constitution to get the big money out of politics.
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