Overturn Citizens United

California Common Cause firmly believes that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are only persons entitled to constitutional rights. And the people of California agree. On Nov. 8, 2016, California voters approved Proposition 59 - the Overturn Citizens United Act - directing Congress to limit campaign spending and contributions by passing a federal constitutional amendment. We support the move to overturn Citizens United so that corporations can't spend unlimited amounts of money on campaigns, and in return affect public policy and spending priorities. Our organizers and coalition partners led the charge toward Prop. 59's victory by building grassroots support for overturning Citizens United through passing local resolutions in cities and schools across the state. Join us in our crusade to give government back to the people.

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California voters sent a clear message to the nation that the democracy reform is needed to bring balance to our democracy. Voters across the state approved several measures to help create a democracy where everyone’s voice is heard and vote...

California Voters Pass Sweeping Democracy Reform
November 9, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO - Proposition 49 supporters rallied on Tuesday outside the California Supreme Court to call on the court to allow the measure to be put back onto the ballot in time for the November 2016 election. Prop. 49 asks California voters to...

Activists Call on CA Supreme Court To Restore Prop. 49 to 2016 Ballot
Sylvia Moore, October 6, 2015

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