On March 12, Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Ted Deutch introduced the “Democracy Is for People” amendment, which would end the unlimited and undisclosed corporate financing of American elections fostered by the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
Eleven states and more than 400 cities and towns have called on Congress to put forward a constitutional amendment to reverse the disastrous Citizens ruling. Join the movement and ask your representative to co-sponsor and support the “Democracy Is For People” amendment.
The Nation’s editorial in the wake of the Citizens United decision in the winter of 2010 proved sadly prescient: “This decision tips the balance against active citizenship and the rule of law by making it possible for the nation’s most powerful economic interests to manipulate not just individual politicians and electoral contests but political discourse itself.”
In this segment of Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman surveys the popular movements working to overturn Citizens United.