It's Time for a Constitutional Amendment
Record spending in the 2010 election -- including hundreds of millions of corporate dollars -- has shown us clearly what’s wrong with the idea that corporations have a right to spend limitless money on elections, as if they were people. When corporations take over our democracy, people lose.
In January 2010, a closely divided Supreme Court opened the floodgates, ruling that corporations have a Constitutional “free speech” right to spend money on elections. The court trampled on decades of settled law, including the new McCain-Feingold law enacted just a few years ago by members of Congress from both parties.
Corporations (and the Supreme Court) are out of control. It’s time to take back our democracy. Sign on now: