Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Dump Citizens Inited

I'm U.S. Senator Al Franken, and I started a petition to the United States Congress and President Barack Obama, which says:
We, the undersigned, have had it. Corporations are not people. Elections should not be auctions. And we refuse to let our democracy be put up for sale. 
We are standing together to call for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.
Citizens United was a disaster. It opened the floodgates for corporations to write big checks to fund right-wing special-interest attacks, helping them pour $719 million into the 2012 elections. 
The question is, what are we going to do about it? How are we going to stuff this "corporations are people, elections are auctions, democracy is for sale" mess into the Dumpster of Bad Ideas? 
Here's how: A constitutional amendment that puts power back in the hands of the people. The actual, human people. 
–Senator Al Franken
This petition was started by Senator Al Franken on MoveOn Petitions Political Action Edition, which is licensed to and paid for by MoveOn.org Political Action. Senator Al Franken didn't pay us to send this email—we never rent or sell the MoveOn.org list.

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