By Peter Schurman (Contact)
To be delivered to: The United States Senate
It's clear that we've got to amend the U.S. Constitution to overrule the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.
But most of the amendments in play in Congress deal only with the problem of money in politics (see http://FreeSpeechForPeople.org/node/441 ). That's important, but we have to go deeper too: Citizens United also said corporations have constitutional rights, like free speech, as if they were people. This gives corporations the power to get the courts to throw out all kinds of laws they don't like - including food labeling, health, environmental, and civil rights laws as well as laws on money in politics.
We need an amendment that makes it clear that people, not corporations, are in charge of America. The People's Rights Amendment, H.J. Res 88, does this (see http://PeoplesRightsAmendment.org ). It has extensive bipartisan support in the House but has not yet been introduced in the Senate.
That's why we need your help. Please sign on, then spread the word.
Thanks, from the whole team at: http://FreeSpeechForPeople.org
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