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.
The Move to Amend coalition and Ben Cohen (of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream fame) and are teaming up to launch this exciting project to reach the masses about the movement to amend the Constitution to abolish corporate personhood -- with your help!
Help us fund the construction of a giant machine/vehicle that will both serve as a public art spectacle, information center and money stamping machine where people can insert their dollar bills and receive them back imprinted with messages of "Corporations Aren't People. Money Isn't Speech." and "Not to Be Used for Bribing Politicians." and "The System Isn't Broken, It's Fixed."
And you don't have to wait until the machine itself is operating -- you can pre-order your own rubber stamps now! Click here and scroll down to choose which stamp you like. Or get all three!
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.