Unlimited spending by corporations and billionaires is undermining our American democracy.
In January 2010, five justice of the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United that that corporations have the First Amendment right to spend unlimited amount of money promoting or attacking candidates in local, state and federal elections.
This reckless, radical decision rolls back a century of political tradition and more than 60 years of legal precedent prohibiting
direct corporate involvement in elections. The First Amendment was never intended to let nonhuman corporations spend unlimited
cash to influence our elections.
To make matters worse, most of this new spending will be hidden from the public. Corporate front groups---with phony innocent sounding names are already flooding the airways with cynical dishonest ads supporting industry friendly candidates and
savagely attacking anyone who dares to stand up to them. And we, actual citizens, may never know who is funding these ads.
Corporations are not people. They don't breathe, they don't live, they don't vote. And they have no right to overwhelm our elections with corporate money. Public Citizen, with the support of over 200 local organizations, including Spokane Moves to Amend the Constitution, is pursuing several legislative responses and a constitutional amendment to reclaim the First Amendment for its original purpose.
About Spokane Moves to Amend the Constitution.
We are a grassroots assembly of real people---local business owners, civic leaders, teacher,executives, workers, doctors, nurses, artists, parents, retirees and citizens of all stripes who are dedicated to bring back the democracy of the people envisioned. Impersonal, international megacorporate money and power stand against us. Will you stand with us?
Join us. Take back your power.
we meet every 1st Tuesday @ 6:30
Liberty Park Methodist Church
1526 E. 11th Ave.
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