Overturn Citizens United

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We must overturn Citizens United to get democracy back into the hands of people -- sign our petition to pass a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United and put democracy back in our hands. Click here to take action today!

The Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United has allowed corporations and other special interests to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into our elections, effectively buying up chunks of our federal, state and local governments.

It's time to choke off this corrupting flow of money. To do that, we need a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United and put democracy back in our hands.

Click here to help overturn Citizens United

Background:

After two hearings, a 5-4 majority of the Supreme Court ruled that corporations, unions and other special interests have a constitutional right to spend as much as they like to advocate the election or defeat of political candidates. Laws that bar those interests from contributing directly to candidates remain in place but the ruling lifted controls that had been around for decades on “independent” political spending.

Since the decision, that independent spending has skyrocketed. Campaign spending figures compiled by the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics indicate that “independent” groups put more than $1 billion into the 2012 election, with more than $300 million of that coming from groups that do not disclose their donors.

Read more and get updates on how Common Cause is working to overturn Citizens United on our website at http://www.commoncause.org/issues/money-in-politics/fighting-big-money/citizens-united/

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