Activist Wants Supreme Court Decision on Corporate Donations Overturned

March 23, 2012

In Endicott Friday night, speaker David Cobb of Move to Amend, spoke of the implications of The U.S.Supreme Court's "Citizen United"  ruling.

In it, the high court decided that corporations may donate unlimited amounts of money to political candidates, as a form of free speech.

Cobb's organization wants the decision overturned:

He said:

"I know if we don't get it overturned, we're going to see even more money awash in the political system.
"It is true that foreign corporations are legally giving money to influence U.S. elections. 
"That is the first time in the history of the Republic that's ever been allowed.
"It's also true that more money is being spent than ever. 
"It it dire?  You bet it is."
 
The Move to Amend campaign wants the Supreme Court's decision oveturned through a Constitutional amendment.

He says that can be done through the states, since congress is unlikely to do it.

He also says Broome and Tioga counties can join communities across the country in convicing state legislatures to take action.


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