Attorneys General Across Country Call For Constitutional Amendment to Reverse Citizens United

Eleven Attorneys General have written a letter calling on Congress to move a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United. The 5-4 Citizens United decision holds that Americans cannot limit election spending in national, state, or local elections because, according to the majority, doing so would violate corporate speech rights.

The letter to Congress calling for the 28th Amendment is signed by Attorneys General from Massachusetts, Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia.

The Attorneys General call for a 28th Amendment in order “to put the electoral process back where it belongs: in the hands of the people, not corporations.”

Free Speech for People hailed the news and provides more background here.

A copy of the letter is here.

About Jeff Clements

Jeff serves as President of American Promise. He has practiced law for three decades in public service and private practice, and is the author of Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money & Global Corporations. He is also the founder of Whaleback Partners LLC, which provides sustainable financing to businesses in the local agriculture economy. Previously, Jeff has been a partner in a major Boston law firm and served as Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the public law enforcement bureau in the Attorney General’s Office in Massachusetts. Jeff has helped to start and been a board member of many non-profit organizations and businesses. Today, in addition to the board of American Promise, he serves on the vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord, Massachusetts. Twitter: @ClementsJeff
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