End Corporate Rule!
Our Constitution intends to protect the rights of people. But the disastrous Citizens United ruling gave free speech rights to corporations—prohibiting the government from restricting independent expenditures for political campaigns. Corporate interests now have expanded their ability to buy our elections, undermine the votes and will of everyday Americans, and run our government.
On January 21, 2010, SCOTUS in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission expanded the constitutional doctrine that corporations are persons, widening their constitutional right to buy elections and run our government. Since that ruling, 14 states that previously banned corporate contributions had their laws overturned by the courts. And subsequent rulings, following the precedent of Citizens United, paved the way for the creation of Super PACs and unlimited corporate spending in politics, flooding our elections with dark money.
Our democracy should reflect the will of the people, not greedy corporate entities. We can reverse Citizens United, end “corporate personhood,” and take our democracy back by introducing a new amendment to the US Constitution: the We the People Amendment.
“We, the People of the United States of America, reject the US Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United and other related cases and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.”
The majority of Americans, when asked if they believe corporations should have the same rights as people, believe the Constitution should be amended to state that corporations do not have constitutional rights. We need to demand that Congress pass the We the People Amendment now!
Human beings are people and corporations are not. It’s time to get big, dark money out of politics and elections. Sign the petition to demand that Congress pass the We the People Amendment and rescue our democracy from the grip of corporate rule.
Sign the petition at sign.moveon.org/petitions/pass-the-we-the-people-amendment-and-end-corporate-rule.