Monthly Archives: February 2010

Draft Resolution for Local and State Governments and other Organizations

WHEREAS the First Amendment to the United States Constitution was designed to protect the free speech rights of people, not corporations;

WHEREAS, for the past three decades, a divided United States Supreme Court has transformed the First Amendment into a powerful tool for corporations seeking to evade and invalidate democratically-enacted reforms;

WHEREAS, this corporate takeover of the First Amendment has reached its extreme conclusion in the United States Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Citizens United v. FEC;

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Rep. Hodes Expected to Introduce Amendment

Congressman Paul W. Hodes of New Hampshire is expected to introduce a Constitutional Amendment.

An Email from his campaign:

The last thing the people of New Hampshire need or want is more well-heeled special interests meddling in our elections and attempting to silence the will of Granite State voters.

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Rep Boswell Has Introduced Amendment

Congressman Leonard L. Boswell of Iowa has introduced HJRes68

Cosponsors in

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States prohibiting corporations and labor organizations from using operating funds for advertisements in connection with any… (Introduced in House)

HJ 68 IH


2d Session

H. J. RES. 68

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Senator Brown Introduces Legislation

Sherrod Brown Introduces Citizens United Fixes
By David Dayen, FireDog Lake

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has introduced a bill that would mitigate the effects of the Citizens United ruling on corporate political spending. Saying that corporations already have enormous influence in Washington, as evidenced by their $3.3 billion dollars in annual lobbying expenses, Brown’s bill would at least try to stop this influence from moving into the electoral sphere.

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