by MOYERS & COMPANY
Ever since the Citizens United ruling opened the floodgates to unlimited political spending (and even before), our friends at Open Secrets, The Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, The Sunlight Foundation, Democracy 21, Public Citizen and countless other organizations have been working to turn back the tide. Click through to read about six initiatives democracy watchdogs are hoping will help clean up our elections and get money out of politics.
A rally to amend the constitution held in Spokane, WA. (Public Citizen)
1) AMEND THE CONSTITUTION
The movement for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United has quickly gone from pipe dream to mainstream, says Public Citizen’s Rachel Lewis. Since the Citizens United ruling, 299 cities, towns and counties have passed resolutions calling for an amendment, as have seven state legislatures. Just recently, President Obama voiced his support.
Via Margaret Reeve Panahi