California AJR 3. Assemblyman Pedro Nava (D-35). Introduced on 1/23/2009. Expresses disagreement with the Citizens United ruling and calls on the US Congress to pass a constitutional amendment. Click here for additional information, including full text and current status.
Category Archives: Resolutions In Support of Amending the Constitution
The corporatocracy rolls on in a wave of black goo, drowning pelicans and our representative republic. Steps that could limit CEO pay or require disclosure of corporate election funding are killed or stalled.
But good news exists as well and it comes from the states. Today it’s Massachusetts. This is a model of how we will save this republic.
Here’s a PDF and the key section:
Free Speech for People moves forward in Washington State
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;