The American people can and should overrule the Citizens United decision, and restore the Constitution and fair elections to the people. The way to do that is by enacting and ratifying the 28th Amendment to the Constitution, which we call the People's Rights Amendment.
Isn’t amending the Constitution to change a Court decision an extreme step?
Whenever the American people have realized that our democracy is threatened, and voting and elections are no longer fair, we have always amended the Constitution to fix it.
Proposing to amend the Constitution is significant but that is how the American people have always sought to perfect our democracy. It has been done 27 times. Even if we don’t count the first 10 amendments (the Bill of Rights) that were enacted at the same time as the ratification of the Constitution in 1789, the American people have amended the Constitution 17 times since then.
Most of these Amendments corrected what the American people understood were improper restrictions on fair elections or the right of all people to participate in self-government on equal terms. The 13th Amendment ended slavery, the 14th guaranteed liberty, due process and equal protection of all, and the 15th guaranteed the right to vote could not be abridged on account of race. With the 17th (1913), the people took back the right to elect Senators, who previously were elected by the state legislatures. With the 19th, the people guaranteed the right of women to vote, overruling the Supreme Court’s view that equal protection of all persons under the 14th amendment did not mean all persons but only men. The 24th Amendment was adopted in 1964 to eliminate the poll tax, which was used to block poor people, often African Americans, from voting. The 26th Amendment in 1971 ensured that the right to vote included men and women age 18 and older.
Here are actions you can take.