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  • Annie Phillips"Annie Phillips has personally collected 3500+ signatures to put Initiative 735 calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United on the 2016 Washington ballot. Help Annie, Public Citizen and our allies win this fight by volunteering at WAmend.org."
    -Annie Phillips

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Historic Democracy Mobilization Marks New Phase in Movement for Reforms

Public Citizen played a leading role in organizing Democracy Awakening, three days of a historic week and a half of actions to rescue our democracy from big money drenched elections, voter suppression and Senate obstruction around the Supreme Court vacancy. From April 11-18, thousands came from around the country – from virtually every state in the nation – to march, rally, attend teach-ins and engage in civil disobedience as part of the groundbreaking mobilizations in our nation's capital. The week’s actions featured what may have been the largest civil disobedience action during this century, and the largest democracy-focused protest in a generation.

All of the hundreds of organizations involved in the mass mobilizations agree: This is a beginning, not an end. It is the beginning of a new nationwide push for democracy reforms, involving more people, more protests and more nonviolent civil disobedience.

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Momentum Builds for #NoSecretMoney Executive Order

On December 16, 2015, activists rallied in front of the White House and brought one million signatures, collected by Public Citizen and over 50 groups, to be delivered to President Barack Obama calling on him to curb money in elections by issuing an executive order requiring federal contractors to disclose their political spending. This executive order would make a major difference in fighting the flood of secret money into elections since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling in 2010.

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By the Numbers Support for an amendment is growing.

FACTS ON THE MOVEMENT TO RESTORE DEMOCRACY

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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.

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