Bipartisan Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United Introduced

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    • #8707
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      On Thursday, the first day of the 116th Congress, Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL), Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD), and Congressman John Katko (R-NY) introduced a bipartisan constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics and restore democratic power to the American people.

      The Democracy for All Amendment affirms the right of states and the federal government to pass laws that regulate spending in elections, reversing the concentration of political influence held by the wealthiest Americans and large corporations capable of spending millions of dollars in our elections. This legislation comes days before the ninth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s disastrous ruling in the Citizens United case.

      For more information on the amendment, click here for a background summary and click here for a section-by-section and answered FAQs.

      “Years after the Citizens United decision, election spending has exploded into billion-dollar races that corrupt our elections by drowning out the voices of American voters,” said Congressman Deutch. “Meaningful political participation cannot be reserved for individuals with extreme wealth and special interests, and we cannot continue to allow those who spend the most to dictate public policy that is out of step with our country. From climate change to gun violence, the issues that are most important to the American people are dominated by the will of the bottomless pockets that fund elections rather than the will of voters. We need to overturn Citizens United to get big money out of politics, strengthen our democracy, and restore power to the American people.”

      Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

    • #8719
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      Fix it!

      I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".


      • #8729
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        and the Patriot Act. The 2 worst things to happen here in America in my lifetime. Well, ad in the murder of JFK.

    • #8733
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      For an amendment to pass, it requires 2/3rds majority vote in both the House and Senate. Then 38 states must ratify it.

      The Democrats proposed a number of amendments including overturning Citizens United, abolishing the electoral college, and forbidding a president from pardoning himself.

      There is zero chance of any of these getting anywhere because they are viewed as direct attacks on conservatism. A political amendment in this era of divisive politics has less than a snowball’s chance in hell. That’s just reality.

    • #8762
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      1. When will people realize that they are the greater evil… oh, they have.
      • #8960
        Woman Hear Me Roar!!
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        They are offering all this constitutional amendments (i.e., to abolish the Electoral College) because they think it will get them votes.

        This country was built to make changes slowly….to keep the crazies from ruining everything.

        That said the Dem would never propose anything that could actually pass – as it is never going to happen or at least not in the next 20 years.

        As evidence I offer you the ERA – never ratified…

        Introduced in 1921, “In 1978, Congress passed (by simple majorities in each house), and President Carter signed, a joint resolution with the intent of extending the ratification deadline to June 30, 1982. Because no additional state legislatures ratified the ERA between March 22, 1979 and June 30, 1982, the validity of that disputed extension was rendered academic.<sup id=”cite_ref-4″ class=”reference”>[4]“</sup>

        So dream on all those who are practicing Democrats….dream on as that is what the party counts on….make crazy promises and then do nothing to make it happen.

        Finally women are being heard...finally women are roaring.....

    • #8852
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    • #8858
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      <p>they side with Third Way bullsh8t and what do we get for it? The Patriot Act (a piece of sh_t bill made to control the masses with fear, lies from the IC and questionable surveillance tactics) and Citizens United (a piece of shi_t law that makes sure the richest always end up ‘leading’ whateverthecluck that even means in today’s world). Fick the SCOTUS and their paid for careers. This country is ficked.   </p>

      Forcing people to work without pay is akin to slavery.

    • #8868
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      <p>to expect a legislative process, that lacks a built-in system for quid pro quo? I mean, blatant corruption is the norm.</p>

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