Citizens United

American democracy is now for sale to the highest bidder, courtesy of the U.S. Supreme Court.

In a stunning display of judicial activism at its worst, and with no factual record before it to review, the Court declared in January 2010 that corporate political spending does not corrupt elected officials -- opening the floodgates to unlimited political spending by the wealthiest special interests.

The 5-4 ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission overturned decades of settled campaign finance law. It should be a wake-up call for all Americans concerned about the future of our democracy.

Common Cause Illinois pressured Illinois to pass legislation calling for a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United in 2013. Let's take our success all the way to Washington D.C.

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