Posted on January 8, 2013 (November 20, 2020) Democracy Amendments Share: We’ve just launched a petition on the White House’s official petition site asking President Obama to include a call for a constitutional amendment in his State of the Union address, which is coming up in just a couple of weeks. Click here to sign the petition: http://wh.gov/P9j7 Here’s the language: We petition the Obama administration to: Use the State of the Union to call for a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics. Our democracy is broken, flooded by money from corporations, billionaires and SuperPACs that puts their interests over those of the public. From big banks sinking our economy while blocking real reform to the NRA preventing sensible gun safety measures, big money forces are corrupting our politics. Since the US Supreme Court has ruled that corporations and wealthy donors have the right to spend unlimited money in our elections, a growing popular movement is now calling for a constitutional amendment to reclaim our democracy. Eleven states and nearly 500 cities and towns have joined this call. We petition President Obama to use the State of the Union to call for a constitutional amendment to reduce the influence of money in our political system and restore democracy to the people. Please click here to sign, and encourage your friends to join you. The White House has a policy that it will respond to any petition that gets at least 25,000 signatures in 30 days.