For Immediate Release Robert Reich video kicks off Amend 2012

Posted on January 18, 2012

Common Cause campaign aims to reduce corporate money in elections

Common Cause national chairman Robert Reich makes an animated and entertaining case for voter action to overturn the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision in a video released today.

The two-minute presentation showcases the former U.S. labor secretary's artistic talents as he outlines the damage being done to our democracy by the court's declaration that "corporations are people" and have the right to spend unlimited amounts of money to influence elections.

Produced by the New Media Firm, the video is helping kick off Amend 2012, a national Common Cause campaign to help voters make their voices heard on the need for a Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

Amend 2012 aims to give voters the tools to put "voter instruction" measures on the ballot in as many states as possible, either by voter initiative or action by the state legislature, to build toward a national referenda calling on Congress to pass a constitutional amendment.

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Office: Common Cause National

Issues: Money in Politics

Tags: Fighting Big Money, Amend U.S.

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