FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:Alliance for Democracy
January 21, 2010
Barbara Clancy, National Office, Waltham, MA,
for Democracy joins national cry of outrage over U.S. Supreme Court
opinion allowing unlimited corporate money for political campaigns and
affirming the rights of corporations as "persons."
Waltham, MA January 21 - Today's Supreme Court opinion in Citizens United v. the
Election Commission, a campaign finance law case, opens the floodgates
to allow unlimited corporate spending to influence state and federal
elections and further entrenches corporate power in our nation.
This 5-4 decision overturns previous
Court decisions that limited corporate money in politics. In lifting
the previous federal ban on corporate "independent expenditures," the
court has overridden laws in 22 states banning "independent
expenditures" by corporations and unions. Now corporations can spend
unlimited amounts of money to buy the election results they want and
manipulate politics and policy in their self-interest.