Student Campaign


It's a movement moment. 

States and cities across the country are passing resolutions in favor of overturning Citizens United and getting big money out of politics--already 16 states and over 650 cities have acted. College and university students are now joining these states and cities, passing resolutions through their student governments calling for a constitutional amendment.

It is important that students make their voice heard now. This ruling not only affects the integrity of our elections/democracy, but also impacts the ability to pass laws on issues many students care deeply about: the environment, labor, civil rights, climate change and food issues. 

This toolkit was created to amplify the student voice nationwide by providing you with resources and tips for passing a resolution through your student government. 


To get regular updates on the movement and organizing information, sign the petition on the right.

Student Training Powerpoint Presentation (PDF): Created by Public Citizen and U.S. PIRG

STUDENT ACTION TOOLKIT (PDF)

Everything You Need to Overturn Citizens United


TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Introduction (PDF)

Fact Sheet on Citizens United v. FEC (PDF)

Taking Action: Suggested Timeline (PDF)

Step One: Planning (PDF)

A. Organize a Successful Meeting

B. Build Your Team

C. Collect Petitions

D. Reach Out to Other Groups on Campus

E. Hold an Event

Step Two: Building (PDF)

A. Make a Power Map

B. Write a Resolution

C. Get Your Resolution Introduced

Step Three: Passing (PDF)

A. Continue Recruitment and Education

B. Prepare for the Vote

C. Invite the Media

D. Pass a Student Government Resolution

Making it Big (PDF)

A. Pass a Town or City Council Resolution

B. Help Pass a State Resolution

C. Gain the Support of Your Congressperson

Appendix

Tools:

1. Links to Additional Resources (PDF)

2. Conservative Talking Points (PDF)

3. Timeline on Corporate Personhood (PDF)

4. Social Media Guide (PDF) 

5. Petition (PDF)

Templates:

6. Sample Listserv Email (PDF)

7. Sample Op-Ed Template (PDF)

8. Sample Resolution (PDF)

9. Sample Flier (PDF)