Today, the US Senate voted to keep big money in politics. The Democracy For All Amendment fell short of receiving the 67 votes it necessary to pass, but not all is lost.

Fran Korten of YES! Magazine explains, “the fact that the issue reached the Senate floor is a huge victory for the American people, who overwhelmingly say they want something done about corporate influence in elections.”

She outlines 3 reasons we should celebrate the Amendment:

1) The vote demonstrates the power of grassroots activism.

2) It puts pressure on politicians across party lines.

3) It provides language that empowers the states and defines corporations as artificial legal entities.

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