GROUP URGES SUPPORT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BILLS TO OVERTURN CITIZENS UNITED AND RESTORE DEMOCRACY TO THE PEOPLE
ENDORSEMENT OF THE MCGOVERN BILL AND UDALL/SUTTON BILL
WASHINGTON, DC – Free Speech For People, a national campaign helping to lead the growing movement for a constitutional amendment to reclaim democracy, is urging the US Senate to support two amendment bills pending in Congress that would overturn the US Supreme Court’s January 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. FEC and restore democracy to the people.
The US Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights, chaired by Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, will hold a first-ever hearing on Tuesday on Citizens United and the constitutional amendment bills currently pending in Congress to overturn the ruling. In written testimony submitted on behalf of Free Speech For People by Jeffrey D. Clements, the group’s co-founder and president, Mr. Clements highlights Free Speech For People’s endorsement of two amendment bills which, taken together, would “restore the authority of Congress and the States to regulate campaign spending” and would abolish “the fabricated doctrine of corporate constitutional rights.”
Here’s my written Senate testimony.
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