Louisville SJ Res 19 Petition Delivery 4

Democracy For All Amendment Press Conference

On the evening of September 8, 2014, the US Senate voted 78-18 in favor of proceeding with a constitutional amendment that would overturn the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision. Earlier that afternoon, the lead sponsors of the bill in the House and Senate held a press conference outside the Capitol. VR’s cameras were there to record the whole press conference, and the Q&A that followed.

Since 2010, the Citizens United decision has fundamentally changed the nature of American politics. It has taken away the voice of the 99%, and given it to billionaires and multinational corporations.

Passing the Senate was the easy part. Republicans who oppose campaign finance reform, but who are facing re-election could safely vote for this bill and look good for their constituents, (Who favor it by more than a 3-1 margin) knowing it is very unlikely to pass the House.

If common people having a voice that people in government will listen to is something you think is important, then now is the time to go tohttp://www.house.gov/ and contact your congressperson. Let them know you care enough about this to vote against them if they oppose it. It’s time for America to TAKE ITS VOICE BACK!

Participants:
Marge Baker – People For The American Way
Robert Weissman – Public Citizen
Tom Udall – Senator, NM
Bernie Sanders – Senator, MA
Sheldon Whitehouse – Senator, RI
Amy Klobuchar – Senator, MN
Al Franken – Senator, MN
Ted Deutch – Congressman, FL


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