US Senators From Montana and New Mexico Lead With Key Constitutional Amendments

Senator Jon Tester from Montana and Senator Tom Udall from New Mexico have joined to introduce the two key Constitutional Amendment resolutions to overturn Citizens United.  Emphasizing that “corporations are not people,” Senator Tester introduced a Constitutional amendment that would reverse the  fabrication of corporate Constitutional rights

Here’s Senator Tester:

Joining Senator Tester, New Mexico Senator Tom Udall introduced the Constitutional amendment language that would permit Congress and the States to limit election spending and contributions, overturning the 5-4 Citizens United decision that deprived Americans of the right to do that.

Both Constitutional amendment provisions have been introduced in the House by Representative Jim McGovern of Massachusetts, and have dozens of co-sponsors.

Free Speech For People has more details here.

Also, Representative Nolan has combined the two key provisions into one resolution. Move to Amend has details here.

About Jeff Clements

Jeff Clements is co-founder and chair of the board of Free Speech for People, a national non-partisan campaign to overturn Citizens United v. FEC, challenge excessive corporate power, and strengthen American democracy and republican self-government. He co-founded Free Speech For People in 2010, after representing several public interest organizations with a Supreme Court amicus brief in the Citizens United case. Jeff has served as Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Public Protection Bureau in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. As Bureau Chief, he led more than 100 staff in the enforcement of environmental, healthcare, financial services, civil rights, antitrust and consumer protection laws. In private practice, Jeff has been a partner at Mintz Levin in Boston, and in his own firm. Jeff also has served in leadership capacities on numerous boards, including that of the Portland Water District, a public agency responsible for protecting and delivering safe drinking water and ensuring proper treatment of wastewater for 160,000 people; Friends of Casco Bay, an environmental organization he co-founded with others to protect and enhance stewardship of Maine’s Casco Bay; and The Waldorf School in Lexington, Massachusetts. In 2012, Jeff co-founded Whaleback Partners LLC, which provides cost-effective capital to farmers and businesses engaged in local, sustainable agriculture. Jeff graduated with distinction in History and Government from Colby College in 1984, and magna cum laude from the Cornell Law School in 1988. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts with his wife and three children. Jeff Clements Twitter: @ClementsJeff Email: jclements@freespeechforpeople.org
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