Additional Readings and Resources



Readings

Clements, Jeff. Corporations Are not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do and What You Can Do About It. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2012

Lessig, LawrenceRepublic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress–and a Plan to Stop It. New York: Twelve, 2011.

Kaiser, Robert GSo Damn Much Money: the Triumph of Lobbying and the Corrosion of American Government. New York: Knopf, 2009.

ProPublica. From Citizens United to Super PACs: A Campaign Finance Reading Guide. August 20, 2012.

vanden Heuvel, Katrina. Resolve to Overturn ‘Citizens United’ Spreads Through the States. The Nation.

Schweitzer, Brian (Montana Governor). Mining for Influence in Montana. The New York Times

Toobin, Jeffery. Money Unlimited.The New Yorker

Clements, Jeff. Beyond Citizens United v. FEC: Re-Examining Corporate Rights. American Constitution Society

Sleeper, Jim. Corporate Free Speech? Since When? Boston Globe.

POCLAD. Defying Corporations, Defining Democracy: A Book of History & Strategies. Apex Press, 2001

Videos

Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer (Democrat) and Montana Lieutenant Governor General John Bohlinger (Republican) defend Montana law banning corporate political expenditures: ElectionsAreForUs.org 

Robert Reich Presents: Amend 2012-Because only people are people

Citizens United v. FEC- What it means for democracy

Story of Stuff Presents: The Story of Citizens United v. FEC (2011)

Other Resources 

List of actions taken by members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation on this issue.

List of Massachusetts communities that have called for an amendment by local resolution or ballot question

Map of Massachusetts communities that have called for an amendment by local resolution or ballot question

List of all local, state, and federal resolutions supporting Constitutional amendments

Amendments Introduced in the 114th Congress

The People’s Rights Amendment (proposed by Free Speech for People and sponosored by Congressman Jim McGovern)

The Move to Amend Amendment


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