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Free Speech For People Applauds Attorneys General Calling for a Constitutional Amendment to Overturn the Citizens United Ruling

LED BY MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL MARTHA COAKLEY, 

11 State Attorneys General Submit Letter of Support for Constitutional Amendment to Reverse Citizens United Decision

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. 

Super Pacs, donors turn sights on judicial branch

Brady Dennis

Washington Post

March 29, 2012

Jeff Clements Talks with The Nation: How Can We Defeat 'Citizens United'?

 

Stand with Montana in fight against corporate personhood

The Missoulian

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.

ABC/Washington Post poll: Seven in 10 Would Send Super PACs Packing

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 Movement Against Citizens United Continues to Build

The Huffington Post

Pearl Korn

March 5, 2012

Book by Jeff Clements Covered by the San Francisco Chronicle: 'Corporations Are Not People'

San Francisco Chronicle

Mosi Reeves

March 1, 2012

Panel at St. Michael's speaks out against Citizens United decision

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.