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After 'Citizens United,' is Constitutional Amendment Needed?

May 26, 2012

Maryland lawmaker Jamie Raskin says proposals are way to plant a ‘flag in the sand’

Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Citizens United ruling in 2010, many Democratic lawmakers and advocacy groups have proposed constitutional amendments to overturn the controversial decision — or attempt to curb its impact. But not everyone who disagrees with the decision thinks that’s the right approach to reducing corporate influence in politics.

Opponents of the decision — which held that unlimited expenditures by corporations to independently advocate for or against federal candidates did not pose a threat of corrupting politicians — gathered at a forum Tuesday in Washington, D.C. 

Corporate Lobbying Group Asks Supreme Court Not To Use “Empirical Evidence” Of Corruption When Reconsidering Citizens United

May 22, 2012

Late last year, the Montana high court, citing the state’s long history of corporate money corrupting politics, defied the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision and continued enforcing the state’s 100-year old law banning corporate involvement in state elections.

Move to Amend Needs Your Support

Every little bit counts.
May 17, 2012

We may not be able to compete with Big Corporate Money, but if we all chip in a little bit to Move to Amend every month, we can make a big difference!

Friends,

From coast to coast, the Move to Amend coalition is providing tools and resources to help Americans grow the movement to amend the Constitution. 

The organizations in our coalition were hard at work educating and organizing against Corporate Personhood years before the Citizens United ruling, and now we've turned our years of groundwork into a national movement to amend the Constitution.

 

How the Corporate Elite Hijacked America's Courts to Enrich the Top 1 Percent

Supreme Court Building
May 10, 2012

America's political-economy is caught in a vicious cycle, with concentrated wealth at the top leading to outsized political power.

For a generation, America's political-economy has been gripped in a vicious cycle. Those at the top of the economic pile have taken an ever-growing share of the nation's income, and then leveraged that haul into ever-greater political power, which they have in turn used to rewrite the rules of “the market” in their favor. Wash, rinse and repeat.

Vermont Legislature Calls for a Constitutional Amendment to End Corporate Personhood and Doctrine of Money as Speech

April 20, 2012

Vermont Becomes First State to Call for Amendment that Would Remove Corporations From Constitution

With yesterday’s vote in the state house, Vermont is now the first state to call for an amendment to abolish the doctrine known as “Corporate Personhood” which gives corporations constitutional rights meant to protect people.

Vermont Senate Resolves to Abolish “Corporate Personhood”

April 13, 2012

Vermont is poised to become the first state to call for an amendment to abolish the doctrine known as “Corporate Personhood” which gives corporations constitutional rights meant to protect people.

Hawaii and New Mexico have passed resolutions against the Citizens United v. FEC ruling by the Supreme Court, but the Vermont resolution goes beyond simply overturning that case and aims to remove corporations from the constitution altogether and make clear that money is not speech and that campaign spending and political contributions can be regulated by the government.

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