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Amendment Proposed to Ban Corporations from Campaign Spending

On March 12, Senator Bernie Sanders (VT-I) introduced the “Democracy Is For People” amendment "to restore the rights of the American people that were taken away by the Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case.. and limit the corrosive influence of money in our democratic process." It stipulates that the right to spend money to influence the outcomes of federal elections should be reserved exclusively for people, as opposed to corporations, nonprofits, and other private entities, and calls for measures such as public financing for elections, public disclosure of campaign donations, and restrictions on donations coming from individuals and organizations.

Real Hope for Campaign Finance Reform?

The Government by the People Act is the most widely-supported legislation to reform campaign finance to come before Congress.

Money v. The People Rally at the Supreme Court

Activists including Senator Bernie Sanders, Moral Monday protest leader Reverend William Barber, Mary Boyle of Common Cause, Representative John Sarbanes, Representative Ted Deutch, Larry Cohen of CWA, Liz Kennedy of DEMOS, and Phil Radford of Greenpeace will be at the steps of the Supreme Court on Tuesday morning to call the nation's attention to the McCutcheon v. FEC case, which they say could create more harm to the US electoral system than Citizens United.

The K Street 5K Run/Walk to Stop Lobbyist Bribery

Imagine this– Hundreds of people dressed in giant $100 bill costumes on DC's K Street ("Influence Alley," where lobbyists do their dirty work). We've got music, costumes, and lots of other people who are sick of lobbyists running this country... Into the ground. It's going to be funny. And you’ve got to be there! April 13th @ 2pm sharp, Convening at Farragut Square, ending at the US Capitol building in Washington, DC.

Fourth Anniversary of Citizens United Supreme Court Decision: When PACs Took Over Politics

As the 4th anniversary of the Supreme Court's ruling on Citizens United vs. FEC approaches, several organizations are advocating for a constitutional ammendment to restore- or even extend- limits on corporate contributions that influence elections.