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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.