January 21 marks the fifth anniversary of the “Citizens United” ruling. That’s five years of corporations and outside groups spending unlimited amounts on elections. Five years of super PACs and shadowy nonprofits. Five years of diluting voters’ voices with growing sums of cash.
We’re marking the fifth anniversary by joining with our national partners, including our friends at Every Voice, to deliver 5 million signatures against the ruling to the Senate on January 21st.
Sign the petition with our partners at Every Voice and get on the record — tell the Senate you don’t support unregulated cash buying our elections!
Here’s what Every Voice’s petition says:
“We, the undersigned, urge the Senate to repeal the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling with a constitutional amendment that allows local, state, and federal governments to place commonsense limits on campaign contributions. We support political reform that places everyday Americans, not billionaire and corporate donors, at the center of our democracy.“
Great News! Another state officially calls to overturn Citizens United!
From The California Clean Money Campaign
Last week, Illinois became the third state to take decisive action against unlimited spending in political campaigns by officially calling for an Article V constitutional convention to overturn Citizens United.
Illinois follows California, which itself made an official call for an Article V convention this June when it passed AJR 1, authored by Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles).
Clean Money supporters like you played a crucial role — thousands of you emailed and called your legislators urging them to pass it!
“Passage of AJR 1 may mark a turning point in our nation’s history. …if other states follow California and Vermont’s lead, we have the hope of bringing sanity back to our democracy whether Congress acts or not.”
Congratulations to Illinois legislators for their strong leadership, and major kudos to our friends at Wolf PAC and all the activists in Illinois. There’s still a long way to go, but it’s a great start