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What is Corporate Love?

Reader Supported News asks exactly this question in their new piece entitled, "Love, Corporate Style." Corporations spend big money on getting consumers to engage and interact with their corporate "friends" through social media and other means. But what are these corporations missing in their tweets and facebook posts?

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Another Citizens United --- But Worse.

Think the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United was bad? A worse one may be on the horizon. The New Yorker recently covered the controversial McCutcheon Supreme Court case which could toss out campaign spending limits and effectively bring more money into the political system. The Amendments Free Speech for People have endorsed would correct the problem even under the worse case of McCutcheon.

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Former President Carter Condemns Citizens United

In a recent forum at the Carter Center, former President Carter expressed his concern and dissent in regards to the Citizens United ruling.

States Push Post-Citizens United Reforms As Washington Stands Still

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:

Court Ruling Says For-Profit Corporations Have Religious Rights Too

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.

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A divided federal appeals court said Thursday that companies, whether for profit or not, have religious rights.

America's Most Dynamic (Yet Under-Covered) Movement: Overturning 'Citizens United'

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

Oregon Becomes 16th State to Call for an Amendment to Overturn Citizens United!

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.

Delaware

Maine

Support the Tester and Udall amendments!

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.

Senators Tester and Udall Introduce New Constitutional Amendments to Overturn Citizens United

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.”