Friday, May 26, 2017

States Supporting Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

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Eighteen States: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C., and more than 700 Municipalities have called for a Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United. More than 5 million Petition Signatures have been gathered Nationwide calling for an Amendment. Americans across the Political spectrum agree that big Donors have too much Power over our Government. A National Poll found that 80% of Republicans and 83% of Democrats support Overturning Citizens United. Few other issues unite us in this way.

Late yesterday, Nevada became the 19th State to call for a Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United, bringing us halfway to the Number of States needed to Ratify an Amendment. A proposed Amendment becomes Part of the Constitution as soon as it is ratified by three-fourths of the States, 38 of 50 States.

This is an achievement that skeptics labeled impossible when the Movement for a Constitutional Amendment launched the day of the Citizens United Ruling in 2010.

Americans know that Big Money is rotting away the Foundation of our Democracy and Blocking an Economic Populist Agenda that people of all Political stripes desperately want.

It’s past time for Congress to hear the Rallying cry for a Constitutional Amendment, and to Act.

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