Lawmakers Unite With Activist Groups To Press For Constitutional Amendment On Citizens United

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On Wednesday, a group of members of Congress, local and state lawmakers, and activist groups met in a Capitol Visitor Center hearing room to do something unusual for its loftiness: they announced and signed a “declaration for democracy,” pledging thei
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On Wednesday, a group of members of Congress, local and state lawmakers, and activist groups met in a Capitol Visitor Center hearing room to do something unusual for its loftiness: they announced and signed a 'declaration for democracy,' pledging their support to an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to overturn the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision, which allowed unlimited spending by corporations and unions on elections. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), himself the author of such an amendment, was one of the first lawmakers to speak: The U.S. Constitution has served us very well, but when the Supreme Court says, for purposes of the First Amendment, that corporations are people, that writing checks from the company's bank account is constitutionally-protected speech and that attempts by the federal government and states to impose reasonable restrictions on campaign...

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