In a recent forum at the Carter Center, former President Carter expressed his concern and dissent in regards to the Citizens United ruling.
A new Huffington Post article, "States Push Post-Citizens United Reform as Washington Stands Still" highlights state and trans-partisan support to overturn Citizens United.
Olympia Snowe (R-ME) cites "Rolling Back Citizens United" as Essential to Campaign Finance Reform, In New Book
In her new book Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress Olympia Snowe (R-ME) writes, "Campaign finance reform, including rolling back Citizens United is essential to leveling the electoral playing field." Other key quotes include:
Citing logic from the 2010 Citizens United ruling, a federal appeals court last week ruled that companies, whether for-profit or not, have religious rights too.
From the article:
A divided federal appeals court said Thursday that companies, whether for profit or not, have religious rights.
The Nation has featured Free Speech for People's involvement with the movement to overturn Citizens United along with our recent Across the Aisle report that highlights more than 100 Republican officials who support a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s
Breaking news! Oregon is officially the 16th state to call for an amendment to overturn Citizens United! It has just passed out of the Oregon Senate by a 17-13 vote, after passing out of the House two Fridays ago with a 48-11 vote. More information to come soon.
The states that have called for an amendment to overturn Citizens United are listed below. Don't see your state on the list? See how you can get involved here.
Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Tom Udall (D-NM) have introduced two historic bills to amend the US Constitution, overturning Citizens United and Buckley v. Valeo, respectively. Senator Tester’s "People’s Rights Amendment will make it clear that corporations don’t have constitutional rights, as if they were people. Senator Udall’s Political Equality amendment will allow us to eliminate the influence of big money in our political system. Please ask your US Senators to support both bills.
Senator Tester's bill is first-ever in US Senate to make clear that constitutional rights are only for people, not corporations
WASHINGTON, DC. – Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) received praise from democracy advocates today for introducing a companion bill to Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern’s “People’s Rights Amendment.”
Testimony of Jeff Clements & FSFP Concerning Hearing on “Food Safety, Nutrition and Labeling” and the Labeling of GMOs
On Tuesday, June 11, 2013, Free Speech For People Co-Founder and President, Jeff Clements, provided testimony to the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the Joint Committee on Public Health Public Hearing.
Here is a brief excerpt below:
"Chairman Sanchez, Chairman Keenan and Members of the Committee:
Read our NEW report highlighting more than 100 Republican officials who support an amendment to overturn Citizens United!
Across the Aisle:
The Growing Trans-partisan Opposition to Citizens United