VIDEO: Judiciary Committee approves bill to overturn Citizens United decision
JUNE 24, 2014
“The California State Senate passed a resolution calling upon Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution and eliminate the notion that corporate money equals First-Amendment-protected speech. The resolution, which explicitly calls upon Congress to convene a constitutional convention pursuant to Article V of the Constitution, makes California the second state, along with Vermont, to seek a legislative reversal of ‘corporate personhood’ enshrined in the Citizens United decision. ” — FROM DAILY KOS
List of State Resolutions Passed
California Proposition 49
The California Proposition 49, the Amendment to Overturn Citizens United Ruling Question, is on the November 4, 2014 ballot in California as an advisory question. The measure asks voters whether the United States Congress shall propose, and theCalifornia Legislature ratify, an amendment or amendments to theUnited States Constitution to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and other related judicial rulings.
What is Citizens United? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_United_v._Federal_Election_Commission
Proposed Amendment to the Constitution: https://movetoamend.org/wethepeopleamendment
Congressional Record Articles
• About McCutchon Decision
• McCutchon: http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/12-536_e1pf.pdf
• McCutchon Democracy Now Report
• State Resolutions http://freespeechforpeople.org/node/342
• VIDEO (from 2012): Senate Hearing on Citizens United
• YouTubeVideos Playlist
Contact Your Senators
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We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.
We urge you to support Sen. Tom Udall’s constitutional amendment. Money is not speech, and the Supreme Court’s decisions have perverted our democracy. As Sen. Udall said: “elections have become more about the quantity of cash and less about the quality of ideas.” It is time to bring some balance.
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