14th Anniversary of the Disastrous Citizens United Decision
This is the 14th anniversary of the disastrous Citizens United decision by an elitist Supreme Court, which over the last 135+ years has twisted our Constitution into a pretzel. The word ‘people’ now means corporate Super PACs and the word ‘free speech’ now means billions of dollars in campaign cash. Billionaires and gigantic corporations get whatever they want, and everyday Americans get nothing…zero representation.
Now we face a dysfunctional government, created by billions of dollars of negative advertising. Decades of brain washed propaganda. We’re all angry and divided, separated into polarized tribes. ‘Throw the bums out’ is the common mantra and now we’re dangerously close to throwing out the American Constitution too.
Our problems are not left and right. It’s up and down. Our representatives won’t represent us until their campaigns are financed by us. We must overrule our elitist Supreme Court and end the notion that corporation is a person and that money is the same thing as speech. Only then can we pass reasonable campaign finance laws that level the playing field. Only then can We The People work together to solve America’s other major problems.
Wisconsin United to Amend has made great strides over the last 14 years. Over 840 communities across the U.S. have already passed resolutions calling for a constitutional amendment, including over 170 governments in WI and 22 state legislatures. Once enough states press Congress on this, they will be forced to act.
We face challenging times, but we remain focused on building the Democracy Movement necessary to restore our Republic. We’re proud to work with our partners – Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, Fair Maps, Final Five Voting and other good government groups.
If you can, please help pass a resolution in your community, church or local business. Or contact your state representatives and ask them to support our resolutions (AJR 92 and SJR 82) that call for a statewide vote on Citizens United. Just reply to this email and we’ll provide you with all the support you need. Keep the faith, stay active, talk to your neighbors and together we’ll someday Overturn Citizens United!
Let’s Fix This!
George Penn & Jim Crist (co-chairs)
Wisconsin United To Amend
Building the Movement to Restore our Republic
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