|The National Campaign to End Corporate Personhood and Demand Real Democracy!|
|Our electoral system was badly broken before “Citizens United”
Recently the Supreme Court gave themselves an opportunity to undo the infamous Citizens United v. FEC ruling.
But our electoral system was in trouble long before Citizens United further complicated matters:
Record amounts of money were already pouring into candidates’ treasuries
Public elections were (and still are) controlled by privately held corporations, lacking all transparency and accountability.
The electorate was experiencing political malaise (pdf), due in large part to government gridlock, which revealed itself in ever-diminishing numbers of voters at the polls; the trend continues today. When it comes down to brass tacks, the Move to Amend coalition believes it really doesn’t matter that much what the Supreme Court decides when it comes to Montana and campaign finance laws, because our democracy was already broken — long before Citizens United.
While Citizens United certainly helped shine a spotlight on the problem, undoing the ruling would not be enough to fix our broken system.
Move to Amend believes that “corporations are not people” and “money is not speech,” and that the Constitution must be amended to say so.
Join the campaign that will not settle for anything less than real democracy that puts “We the People” in charge of our government:
- Start and action to Declare Your Independence from Corporate Rule on July 4
- Get your friends involved with Resolutions Week
- “Like us” on Facebook
- Invite your friends to Sign our Petition and get involved with Move to Amend
Yours in saving our democracy,
Ben Manski, Daniel Lee, David Cobb, Egberto Willies, Jerome Scott, Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Laura Bonham, Leesa “George” Friday, Lisa Graves, Nancy Price, Stephen Justino
Move to Amend National Executive Committee