UPDATED: The Democratic Party Platform calls for Constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United and to enable campaign finance reform.
President Obama has called on Americans to mobilize for a Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United v. FEC. The presidential call for a Constitutional amendment comes more that two and a half years after the 5-4 Supreme Court decision overturned decades of law to free up corporations to dominate elections, and several months after the 5-4 Court denied the rights of the people in Montana and other states to regulate corporate spending in elections.
What now? Which Amendment and why? My July 2012 Senate testimony explores these questions and more.
About Jeff Clements
Jeff serves as President of American Promise, a nonpartisan national movement to reform and renew America's political system to combat corruption and secure freedom and equal opportunity for all Americans. He has practiced law for three decades in public service and in a private firm, 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. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ClementsJeff LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-clements/
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