Just when you might have thought it impossible, Democrats, Republicans, and Independents have found something they can agree on: overturning the Citizens United ruling.
Thirteen states have called for a constitutional amendment in response to the 2010 Supreme Court decision that equated campaign money with free speech--allowing corporations, unions, and billionaires with deep pockets to anonymously out-advertise their political opponents. It turns out that no political party likes money to decide elections.
A constitutional amendment is difficult to achieve, but this grassroots effort has already galvanized voters--and their representatives--in West Virginia, Colorado, Montana, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, California, Rhode Island, Maryland, Vermont, New Mexico, Hawaii and most recently, Maine.
If you’d like to see your state jump onto this bandwagon, consider signing one of the petitions offered by Move to Amend, Daily Kos, Democracy is For People, or perhaps one by your state’s representatives.
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