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Vermont towns to vote on challenging Citizens United ruling

Residents of Vermont during Tuesday’s Town Meeting Day in will vote on initiatives calling for legislation to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. “People are starting to put the pieces together; they’re all doing it all at the same time, all across the country,”…

Massachusetts activists push to end corporate political spending

A coalition of lawmakers, advocates and activists rallied at the Massachusetts Statehouse on Tuesday to support a resolution that calls on Congress to overturn the Supreme Court’s controversial ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The People’s Rights Resolution was introduced to the Massachusetts legislature by state Sen. Jamie…

New Mexico calls on Congress to overturn Citizens United ruling

The New Mexico state legislature has approved a resolution that urges the U.S. Congress to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC. “This marks a major victory for the constitutional amendment movement to reclaim our democracy,” said John Bonifaz, director of…

Rep. Johnson: Citizens United allowed corporate money to dictate public policy

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) condemned the influence of money on American politics on Saturday, the second anniversary of the Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission decision. “An activist Supreme Court, misusing its authority by legislating policy from the bench, ignored decades of legal precedent when it ruled…

Bill Moyers: How ordinary people can fight ‘Citizens United’

In this clip, commentator Bill Moyers answers a question frequently posed to him by viewers — “How can ordinary people fight ‘Citizens United’?” The controversial Supreme Court ruling enshrines the notion of “corporate personhood” into law, giving companies many of the same rights and protections as U.S. citizens, allowing businesses…

Kucinich proposes public financing to overturn Citizens United ruling

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) introduced a constitutional amendment to the U.S. House on Thursday that would overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. the Federal Elections Commission. The court held that corporations have the same First Amendment rights as people and that money was a form…

Marge Baker: Movement against Citizens United ruling ‘is going to grow’

Marge Baker of People for the American Way predicted Monday that the movement against the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling was going to continue to grow and expand through grassroots organizing. “The only answer we really have to the toxic issue of money in politics is to amend the Constitution,”…

New York City calls on Congress to overturn Citizens United ruling

John Bonifaz, the co-founder and director of Free Speech For People, said a New York City Council resolution calling for legislation to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling was a “great victory for democracy.” New York City Council voted Wednesday to call on Congress to pass a constitutional…

Congress stocked with amendments targeting Citizens United ruling

Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) introduced a constitutional amendment to the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday that would overturn a key provision in the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Three other constitutional amendments have been introduced to Congress this year that target the…

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