Category: Democracy Amendments

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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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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Senator Dodd To Introduce Amendment

By Senator Dodd’s Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) announced today that he will be introducing a constitutional amendment in the coming days to reverse the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The decision overturned 100 years of precedents to come to the unjustified conclusion that corporations deserve the same free speech protections as individual Americans.

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Senator Kerry Backs Amending the Constitution

Kerry Blasts SCOTUS Campaign Finance Decision
Press release from Kerry’s office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) testified before the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration at a hearing examining the Supreme Court’s recent ruling to allow unlimited corporate spending in elections.

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Public Interest Groups Applaud Rep. Donna Edwards for Filing Constitutional Amendment Bill

“Free Speech Rights Are For People, Not Corporations” WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Donna Edwards of Maryland introduced today a constitutional amendment bill to overturn the US Supreme Court’s recent ruling allowing unlimited corporate money in elections. Congressman John Conyers, Jr. of Michigan, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, is a co-sponsor of the amendment
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Language of Amendment Introduced by Congresswoman Donna Edwards

Amendment language: 111TH CONGRESS 2D SESSION H. J. RES. _____ Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States permitting Congress and the States to regulate the expenditure of funds by corporations engaging in political speech. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Ms. EDWARDS of Maryland (for herself and Mr. CONYERS) introduced the following joint
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Amend the Constitution to Reclaim Our Democracy

On January 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations are entitled to spend unlimited funds in our elections. The First Amendment was never intended to protect corporations. This cannot stand. Support our campaign to overrule the Court via a constitutional amendment to restore the First Amendment to the people. Check out the video
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