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In bi-partisan vote, West Virginia State House calls for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United

Free Speech For People congratulates the West Virginia House of Delegates, and our friends at Public Citizen, along with allies in West Virginia, on a huge victory this morning. The House approved House Resolution 9, calling for a U.S. constitutional amendemnt to overturn the Citizens United case.

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Democracy Subverted Again: Tobacco Companies Strike Down Public Interest Law By Claiming Corporate First Amendment Rights

Here’s an illustration of how the fabricated claim that corporations have constitutional rights, which was at the core of the Citizens United decision, really hits home. The tobacco industry recently won a court ruling that graphic warnings on cigarette packages violate the cigarette manufacturing corporations’ "free speech" rights. More »

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The Nation: ‘Organizing for Action’ or ‘Charging for Access’?

The Nation has a thoughtful opinion piece by Katrina vanden Heuvel on Organizing For Action, the new 501(c)(4) entity headed by former Obama campaign manager Jim Messina.

It quotes our co-founder and Executive Director, John Bonifaz. Here it is, below.

‘Organizing for Action’ or ‘Charging for Access’?

Katrina vanden Heuvel on March 7, 2013 – 5:58 PM ET

What are we to make of Organizing for Action?

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In bipartisan vote, Montana Senate calls for an amendment

On February 27th, the Montana State Senate voted to approve State Senate Joint Resolution 19, "encouraging Montana’s elected and appointed state and federal officials to work to amend the constitution… to overturn… Citizens United…". Eight Republican State Senators (Ron Arthun, Edward Buttrey, Jennifer Fielder, Llew Jones, Alan Olson, Scott Sales, Bruce Tutvedt, and Chas Vincent) joined Democrats in supporting the measure.

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California Poised To Become Largest Electorate To Vote On Constitutional Amendment

Below are excerpts from an article in the Huffington Post today. California’s legislature has already passed a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

Citizens United: California Poised To Become Largest Electorate To Vote On Constitutional Amendment

California voters are poised to become the largest electorate to decide whether to support a constitutional amendment that would overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling.

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