We MUST amend the Constitution to overturn Citizens United and the other court decisions that have removed all restraints from special interest spending to influence elections.
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310 (2010), is a US constitutional law case, in which the United States Supreme Court held that the First Amendment prohibits the government from restricting political independent expenditures by corporations, associations, or labor unions. The conservative lobbying group Citizens United wanted to air a film critical of Hillary Clinton and to advertise the film during television broadcasts in apparent violation of the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (commonly known as the McCain–Feingold Act or “BCRA”). In a 5–4 decision, the Court held that portions of BCRA §203 violated the First Amendment. —Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_United_v._Federal_Election_Commission
What did the court decide in Citizens United?
“A sharply divided Supreme Court decided that the American people are powerless to stop corporations from using corporate funds to influence state and federal elections. The 5-4 decision ruled that the restrictions on corporate expenditures in elections contained in the federal Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (known as BCRA or “McCain-Feingold”) violated the First Amendment protections of free speech.” — FROM http://www.freespeechforpeople.org/node/7
FREE SPEECH FOR PEOPLE: http://www.freespeechforpeople.com/sites/default/files/FSFP%20FAQ%202%20Page%20May%202012.pdf
RESOURCES for your town to get an amendment going
PETITION: Get big money out of our politics and end the fiction that corporations have constitutional rights, as if they were people.