Obama Calls for Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United - Move to Amend Response

August 31, 2012

On Wednesday, President Obama called for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United:

"Over the longer term, I think we need to seriously consider mobilizing a constitutional amendment process to overturn Citizens United (assuming the Supreme Court doesn't revisit it). Even if the amendment process falls short, it can shine a spotlight of the super-PAC phenomenon and help apply pressure for change."

The Move to Amend coalition has been fighting Citizens United since Day One, and has been organizing against corporate rule for over a decade; we welcome Obama’s statement and his help ‘shining a spotlight’ on the same position held by the majority of Americans. He just doesn’t go far enough.

There's No Hiding It: Citizens United Wasn't About "Speech" -- It Was About Takeover of American Democracy

July 14, 2012

Three things don’t go together: Money. Secrecy. Democracy. That’s the nub of the matter.

In all the hullabaloo over the Supreme Court’s decision on health care, another of its rulings quickly fell off the public radar. Before deciding the fate of the Affordable Care Act, the Court announced it would not reconsider Citizens United, the odious 5-4 decision two years ago that opened our elections to unlimited contributions.