Tag: Democracy For All Amendment

Support the Equal Rights Amendment in the Senate

Following decades of advocacy and determination, the Equal Rights Amendment, guaranteeing equal rights to all people regardless of sex, is moving forward. On January 15, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the amendment, finally meeting the required number of states for ratification.  But there is one more hurdle in this decades-long fight before the
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Buckley v. Valeo, 43 Years Later

This past weekend marked the 43rd anniversary of the oral arguments in Buckley v. Valeo, the 1976 Supreme Court case that set the foundation for four decades of problematic and often unworkable jurisprudence impeding society’s ability to put limits on the influence of big money in elections. But on November 10, 1975,  when the lawyers
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Texas to Consider Bill for 28th Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

Tomorrow, Thursday, March 30th, there will be a public hearing for bill HCR 34 before the Select Committee on House State and Federal Power and Responsibility in the Texas Legislature. The bill, sponsored by Representative Rafael Anchia, urges Congress to propose and submit to the states for ratification an 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, overturning the Supreme Court’s Citizens
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Truthout.org: Democracy vs. the Supreme Court

Free Speech For People Democracy Honors Fellow, Jasmine Gomez is published today in Truthout with a new op-ed on democracy, the power of the people, and why the Supreme Court is not the best option for overturning Citizens United.
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A Small Step Forward in Ridding Politics of Big Money

To some, the U.S. Senate killing the Democracy For All Amendment may look like defeat, but to grassroots groups, the vote itself marks a victory.

The U.S. Senate is listening to the people. Senators spent nearly a week debating the amendment, 54 voted for it, and the amendment was just six votes short of passing. Momentum to restore democracy to the people has been gained, not lost.
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