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Capitol Hill Leaders urge President Obama to use State of the Union to Call for Amendment to Address Citizens United

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 31, 2013

Edwards, McGovern, Deutch, Perlmutter, and Kaptur urge President Obama to use State of the Union to Call for Constitutional Amendment to Address Citizens United

Jim McGovern's Constitutional Amendments To Repeal Citizens United Gain Steam On Reddit

Huffington Post 

John Stephens

January 30, 2013

Bucking Citizens United: Valley Congressman Jim McGovern fights to stem the flood of special interest money in elections.

Maureen Turner

The Valley Advocate

January 29, 2013

Excerpt: 

"The effort picked up speed quickly, helped along by Powell’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court by Richard Nixon. “Over the following years, a divided Supreme Court … transformed the First Amendment into a powerful tool for corporations seeking to evade democratic control and sidestep sound public welfare measures,” Clements said.

New York Times: Citizens United-enabled "Secret Donors Finance Fight Against Hagel"

A top story in the Sunday Times detailed how secret donors are exploiting their ability to give large sums anonymously, post-Citizens-United, to mount an unusually aggressive campaign to defeat the nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) for Secretary of Defense. Here are a few key excerpts (emphasis in bold is added).

Maine citizens rally for a constitutional amendment, with bipartisan support

This has been a busy week, with the McGovern bills being introduced and with our White House petition hitting the 25k threshold.

Another big deal this week was a rally in Augusta, Maine, organized by our friends at Maine Citizens For Clean Elections, in support of a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. Our co-founder and President, Jeff Clements, participated, and there was a terrific turnout. The campaign for an amendment is well underway in Maine, with bipartisan support.

Here are excerpts from a few great press clips on it:

Groups Energized by Amendments to Overturn Citizens United, Bipartisan Support, Enthusiastic “Netroots” Response

For Immediate Release
January 23, 2012

Groups Energized by Introduction of Constitutional Amendments to Overturn Citizens United

As Grassroots Movement Grows, Amendments Receive Bipartisan Support, Enthusiastic “Netroots” Response

Washington, DC. - Free Speech For People joined with others in applauding yesterday’s introduction in Congress of two Constitutional amendments bills to overturn the Supreme Court's 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. FEC.