Concerned about unlimited contributions by corporations for political advertising, [Masschusetts] Attorney General Martha Coakley has submitted a formal letter to Congress urging an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The letter sent Wednesday to Congressional leadership was signed by AG Coakley and 10 other state Attorneys General.
11 State Attorneys General Submit Letter of Support for Constitutional Amendment to Reverse Citizens United Decision
March 29, 2012
C.B. Pearson, Verner Bertelsen and Becky Douglas
March 16, 2012
It’s time for Montanans to stand up for themselves.
More and more, our individual voices are getting drowned out by big money in politics. The recent Citizens United v. FEC decision by the U.S. Supreme Court has made the situation intolerable.
That’s why on Feb. 28, we filed a citizen’s initiative that we hope will appear on the 2012 ballot.
Super PACs are unwelcome guests at the 2012 election party: Seven in 10 Americans say these private, campaign-spending organizations should be illegal.
Echoing widespread disapproval of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that authorized super PACs in 2010, a bipartisan 69 percent in this ABC News/Washington Post poll would ban them now. More than half, 52 percent, feel that way strongly.
President Reagan's budget director, David Stockman, endorses a Constitutional Amendment to "get corporations out of politics"
Stockman talks with Bill Moyers about how money dominates politics, distorting free markets and endangering democracy. "As a result," Stockman says, "we have neither capitalism nor democracy. We have crony capitalism."
The Huffington Post
March 5, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
March 1, 2012
COLCHESTER — Sen. Virginia “Ginny” Lyons, D-Chittenden, sat on stage waving several dollars bills in the air as the silent audience waited for her to begin her presentation.
“Do you get it? I’m speaking!” Lyons said, referencing the Supreme Court ruling Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission, which Lyons said defined money as speech and corporations as people.
Stand with Montanans
Corporations Aren’t People – Ban Corporate Campaign Spending
P.O. Box 153 ● Helena, MT 59624 406-356-NOV6 (6686) www.StandWithMontanans.org