A movement is sweeping the nation calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, take democracy off the chopping block and preserve constitutional rights for people not corporations. Find out what's happening in your area, and get involved.
In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a case called Citizens United v. FEC that corporations have a "right" to spend unlimited money influencing elections. Corporations are not people. Democracy is for people.
Add your name to our petition for a constitutional amendment to overturn the ruling and reclaim our democracy.
We are working to make New Hampshire the next state to call for a constitutional amendment. Astonishingly, the state Senate has created a rule not to take a vote on resolutions, even ones like ours that passed through the state House of Representatives. If the Granite State is going to join the growing list of states formally calling for a constitutional amendment, we need to have our voices heard. Here is what you can do to help.
Why am I so persistent on this issue of Big Money in Public Decisions? I’ve never been an activist, I don’t want to be a leader, and I have a busy and interesting job and family. I don’t want to acknowledge the birds-eye view of climate change, increase in poverty, takeover of the food supply, superficiality of the media—much less, spread the word.
But I can’t walk away.
People in towns and cities across the country are advancing resolutions through their city and town councils and state legislatures that declare support for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, challenge corporate power. and eliminate unlimited campaign spending.