July 11, 2012
July 11, 2012
July 6, 2012
In Stamford Thursday night, democracy worked to try to make democracy work better.
The State and Commerce Committee of the Board of Representatives passed a resolution calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would prohibit corporations, unions and wealthy individuals from spending unlimited amounts of money to influence elections.
California has just become the 6th state to call for a U.S. Constitutional amendment:
By Michael Norton and Matt Murphy
State House News Service
June 23, 2012
BOSTON -- Concord Rep. Cory Atkins feels one of her colleagues this election cycle could become the first local victim of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.
To hear Atkins tell it, the court’s January 2010 ruling means there’s nothing stopping corporate interests from swooping in days before the election and dumping large amounts of cash into Super PAC ads targeting a particular representative or senator, who would then be unable to respond proportionately.
By Eliza Newlin Carney
June 26, 2012
The Supreme Court’s Monday ruling to strike Montana’s ban on corporate campaign spending opens a new chapter in the political money wars, fueling an improbable but increasingly vocal movement to amend the Constitution.
Contact: John Bonifaz, 413-253-2700 or 617-529-4611
Date: June 25, 2012
For release: Immediate
STATEMENT OF JOHN BONIFAZ
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FREE SPEECH FOR PEOPLE
on the US SUPREME COURT’S DECISION STRIKING DOWN
MONTANA’S CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT
June 18, 2012
Academia’s best and brightest include conservatives who help corporations hide behind the First Amendment to protect profits.