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FL Democratic Congressman introduces pro-’Occupy’ amendment to Constitution

By David Ferguson
Saturday, November 19, 2011 18:09 EDT
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Rep. Ted Deutch speaking outside Congress via Flickr Commons
 
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Democratic Florida Congressional Rep. Ted Deutch has proposed an amendment to the Constitution of the United States outlawing corporate money in politics and ending so-called “corporate personhood”, according to Talking Points Memo.

If passed, the amendment would overturn the Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” decision, restoring caps on corporate election spending and rescinding the right of for-profit business interests to receive the same protections as citizens under the First Amendment. The amendment is called the “Outlawing Corporate Cash Undermining Public Interest in our Elections and Democracy”, or OCCUPIED. (Click here to read the .pdf file.)

In a statement released to TPM, Deutch says, “It is time to return the nation’s capital and our democracy to the people.”

(image via Flickr Commons)

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
 
 
 
 
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