With Cross-Partisan Support for Constitutional Amendment on Citizens United, Delaware Becomes State #15

both parties to blameA big week in the growing movement of Americans across the political spectrum to overturn Citizens United, and it’s only Tuesday. Yesterday, Public Citizen announced that Delaware, the state of incorporation for many of the largest corporations, has become the 15th State to call for the 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. A majority of the Delaware legislature, including Democrats and Republicans, signed this letter.

Then, today Free Speech For People rolled out a report documenting the votes and statements of more than 100 Republican lawmakers across the country who have stepped up to challenge Citizens United and support the 28th Amendment. To those who know this effort crosses all political lines, this may not seem news, but the mainstream media have mistakenly tended to consider opposition to Citizens United through the partisan lens with which they are so comfortable. This report may help set right that mistake.

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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