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Congressman Jim McGovern’s remarks at the Capitol Hill summit today.

 Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), the original sponsor of the People’s Rights Amendment in Congress, spoke at the Congressional Summit on Overturning Citizens United, held on Capitol Hill today.

Sanders proposal on 'corporate personhood' faces early challenges

Burlington Free Press

Nicole Gaudiano

April 14, 2012

Jeff Clements video on the historical context of our campaign to overturn Citizens United

If you're on your computer this weekend and not scrambling to finish your taxes, you might enjoy a look at this video featuring our co-founder, Jeff Clements.

Jeff puts our campaign for a Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United in historical context, including the major moves by corporatist forces on the Supreme Court leading up to Citizens United, and also the many ways people have risen up in the past to over-rule the court, by amending the consitution to restore or expand democracy for the people.

Vermont Senate calls for Amendment to overturn Citizens United.

The Vermont state Senate voted on Wednesday to call for a Constitutional Amendment saying that corporations are not people.

The vote was 26-3, and included support from five of the state Senate's eight Republican members.

The Vermont state House is expected to vote shortly.

We congratulate and thank our friends at Public Citizen and Move to Amend for leading this effort in Vermont.

Northampton City Council Weighs Amendment Resolution

Northampton City Council to debate corporate 'personhood'

Bob Dunn

Gazettenet.com

April 12, 2012

New video at GetTheDoughOut.org

Our friends at Ben & Jerry's have just recorded a new, short video to introduce GetTheDoughOut.org, the website of our partnership with them and Business For Democracy.

We're delighted with it. Check it out at: http://GetTheDoughOut.org
 

The Salt Lake Tribune: Efforts broaden to overturn Citizens United court case on super PACs

Twelve attorneys general urge Congress to amend the Constitution.

By Cathy Mckitrick, April 5, 2012

Excerpts:

"several organizations have sprung up around the country - among them Move to Amend and Free Speech for People - opposing the notion that corporations are people and money is speech.

"This letter marks an important milestone in the movement to reclaim our democracy," Free Speech for People’s executive director John Bonifaz said in a statement.

11 State Attorneys General Submit Letter of Support for Constitutional Amendment to Reverse Citizens United Decision

Concerned about unlimited contributions by corporations for political advertising, [Masschusetts] Attorney General Martha Coakley has submitted a formal letter to Congress urging an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.  The letter sent Wednesday to Congressional leadership was signed by AG Coakley and 10 other state Attorneys General. 

Super Pacs, donors turn sights on judicial branch

Brady Dennis

Washington Post

March 29, 2012