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Tell Congress: Overturn Citizens United

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Tell Congress:

"January 21 was the fifth anniversary of the terrible Citizens United Supreme Court decision. Pass a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United."

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    Tell Congress: Overturn Citizens United

    The 2014 election – the most expensive midterm in American history – painfully showed just how much damage the flood of political spending unleashed by the Citizens United and McCutcheon Supreme Court decisions has done to our democracy.1

    Backed by a geyser of money supplied by ultra-wealthy donors and corporations, radical right-wing extremists swept Senate and House races across the country.

    The domination of politics by corporations and the mega-rich is a profound threat to democracy and freedom in the United States, and we have to fight back.

    Early this year, CREDO and dozens of allied organizations plan to deliver 5 million petition signatures to Congress calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United – we've hit this ambitious goal, and now we need your help to go even bigger.

    Tell Congress: Overturn Citizens United.

    An overwhelming majority of Americans oppose the toxic influence of money in politics, and we have enormous momentum in the fight to overturn Citizens United.

    Last year, a majority of senators cast a historic vote in favor of a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. And although the amendment didn't receive the needed 67 votes to pass, we now know who is on record in favor of letting big money buy our elections.2

    At the state and local level, we're already winning major victories. Sixteen states and roughly 600 communities have formally demanded that Congress vote to pass a constitutional amendment making it clear that corporations are not people and money is not speech.

    It's incredibly difficult to pass a constitutional amendment, and it usually takes decades of grassroots organizing and pressure on elected officials to amend the constitution. This fight will be no exception. I hope you'll add your voice to the millions of other Americans who are speaking out against money in politics.

    Tell Congress: Overturn Citizens United.

    1. Russ Choma, "Money Won on Tuesday, But Rules of the Game Changed," Center for Responsive Politics, November 5, 2014
    2. John Nichols, "The Senate Judiciary Committee Just Backed an Amendment to Overturn ‘*Citizens United*’" The Nation, July 10, 2014