2011 Articles

The Citizen’s United v FECdecision by the Supreme Court has opened the floodgates to campaign spending by deep-pocket anonymous donors. The following articles and reports portray the aftermath of this decision:

December 30, 2011: Duluth City Council takes stand against corporate ‘personhood’ Duluth News Tribune

December 29, 2011: For the Rich, By the Rich? Why the 2nd Anniversary of Citizens United Should be on Your Calender Truth Out

December 22, 2011: OF COURSE Congressman Yarmuth wants to amend the Constitution. So does everyone else! Louisville.com

December 19, 2011: Deep Pockets, Deeply Political. New York Times

December 17, 2011: VIDEO: 3/4 Americans: Rich, Corporations Have Too Much Power. YouTube

December 15, 2011: Corporate Personhood Debate, Tortured Reasoning In Tow, Heads Back To Supreme Court. Huffington Post

December 15, 2011: VIDEO: Who is winning the corporate personhood battle?. YouTube

December 15, 2011: Can Citizens United be Rolled Back?. Mother Jones

December 13, 2011: Lawrence Lessig Talks Money in Politics on The Daily Show. Comedy Channel

December 12, 2011: U.S. Appeals Court strikes down part of state election law. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

December 11, 2011: Moyers: Why ‘We The People’ Must Triumph Over Corporate Power. Bill Moyers

December 10, 2011: There Is Only One Issue In America. Steven Van Zandt via Huffington Post

December 9, 2011: Massachusetts AG Martha Coakley: “Time to put the electoral process back in the hands of the people, not corporations.”. Free Speech For People

December 8, 2011: The Real History of ‘Corporate Personhood’: Meet the Man to Blame for Corporations Having More Rights Than You. Free Speech For People

December 8, 2011: Sen. Bernie Sanders files amendment to end corporate personhood. The Raw Story

December 8, 2011: City of Angels Becomes First Major Metropolis to Back Getting Money Out of Politics . Huffington Post

December 6, 2011: The Real History of ‘Corporate Personhood’: Meet the Man to Blame for Corporations Having More Rights Than You. AlterNet

December 6, 2011: VIDEO: The Vote Heard Round the World. YouTube

December 6, 2011: Get Corporate Money Out of Politics Constitutional amendment. Rep. Keith Ellison

December 5, 2011: VIDEO: Dylan Ratigan and Mary Beth Fielder discuss Los Angeles vote on ending corporate personhood. MoveToAmend’s Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap via Thom Hartmann

December 2, 2011: Curbing corporate power: the next step for the movement to slow climate change. The Bloomington Alternative

December 1, 2011: VIDEO: Los Angeles voting on ending corporate personhood. MoveToAmend’s Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap via Thom Hartmann

December 1, 2011: Los Angeles poised to be the first major U.S. city to call for end to corporate personhood . War Is A Crime

November 30, 2011: Montpelier Citizens United forum draws standing-room crowd. vtdigger.org

November 29, 2011: VIDEO: Occupy Corporate Personhood. MoveToAmend’s Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap via Thom Hartmann

November 29, 2011: Advocacy Groups Seek to Curb Corporations. Roll Call

November 28, 2011: ‘We the People’ versus ‘We the Corporation’: Sentiment Builds for Banning Corporate Personhood, But Tough Road Ahead.. Steven Rosenfeld via AlterNet

November 23, 2011: The Fascinating History of How Corporations Became “People” — Thanks to Corrupt Courts Working for the 1%. Joshua Holland via AlterNet

November 23, 2011: The MOVE TO AMEND Amendment!!. Thom Hartmann

November 23, 2011: Move To Amend: Amendment Language. Move To Amend

November 21, 2011: VIDEO: Robert Reich — The REAL Public Nuisance. You Tube

November 18, 2011: Finally, a Constitutional Amendment for the 99%. Nation of Change

November 18, 2011: House Democrat: Occupy the Constitution! . Suzy Khimm via the Washington Post WonkBlog

November 18, 2011: Rep. Deutch Introduces OCCUPIED Constitutional Amendment To Ban Corporate Money In Politics. ThinkProgress

November 17, 2011: Different approaches to getting money out of politics. Campaign for Stronger Democracy

November 16, 2011: More Money Can Beat Big Money. Lawrence Lessig via the NYTimes

November 16, 2011: Occupy Wall Street: Crafting a Constitutional Amendment to Stop the 1%. PR Watch

November 15, 2011: VIDEO: Announcing United Republic & Get Money Out . DylanRatigan.com

November 15, 2011: Is money’s deep role in politics the root of our woes?. David Gergen via CNN

November 13, 2011: Amend the Constitution and Overturn Citizens United. Huffington Post

November 11, 2011: Capturing Occupy Wall Street Movement Demands. Huffington Post

November 2, 2011: Senators Introduce Constitutional Amendment To Overturn Citizens United. Think Progress

October 29, 2011: Outside Groups Eclipsing G.O.P. As Hub of Campaigns. NYTimes

October 25, 2011: How Justice Kennedy paved the way for “SuperPACS” and the return of soft money. Slate

October 22, 2011: Even Worse Than Citizens United. NYTimes Editorial

October 20, 2011: Citizens united against Citizens United: A grassroots campaign to restore democracy. Jim Hightower’s Blog

October 19, 2011: How to Regain Our Democracy. Cenk Uygur via Huffington Post

October 19, 2011: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Propose A National Convention, Release Potential Demands. Huffington Post

October 16, 2011: Wall Street Occupies Washington With Massive Campaign Contributions. ThinkProgress

October 13, 2011: Laura Spicer: Thanks to Madison for leadership on constitutional amendment on corporate personhood. The Capital Times

October 12, 2011: A Letter to the #Occup(iers): The principle of Non-contradiction. Lawrence Lessig via Huffington Post

October 7, 2011: #OccupyWallSt v2: What Cross-Partisanship Must Mean. Lawrence Lessig via Huffington Post

October 7, 2011: Unregulated money growing in politics. MSNBC (Video)

October 7, 2011: Lawrence Lessig joins Dylan Ratigan to discuss constitutional amendment. MSNBC (Video)

October 5, 2011: Tea Party and Liberals convene at HLS to discuss Constitutional Convention (video). Harvard Law Today

October 5, 2011: Lawrence Lessig on How We Lost Our Democracy. RollingStone.com

October 4, 2011: Constitutional Amendment Introduced to Overturn Citizen’s United. SustainableBusiness.com

October 3, 2011: Time For A Constitutional Convention? It’s the Integrity, Stupid, Part 2. Forbes

September 27, 2011: Executives Expect Scandal From Undisclosed Campaign Donations. Bloomberg Business

September 26, 2011: VIDEO: MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan with Sunlight Foundation’s Lisa Rosenberg. MSNBC

September 22, 2011: Montana Supreme Court looks at campaign finance for political spending. Bozeman Daily Chronicle

September 20, 2011: House Democrats push legislation to overturn Citizens United ruling. The Hill

September 20, 2011: Federal judge rules Wisconsin campaign disclosure laws unconstitutional. Wisconsin State Journal

September 20, 2011: Groups, Candidates Spend Record $44 Million In Recalls. Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

September 19, 2011: Joel Bleifuss: Corporations Are Not People. InTheseTimes.com

September 13, 2011: West Allis group wants new limits on corporate election influence. WestAllisNow.com

July 1, 2011: Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap: Movement to Abolish Corporate Personhood Gaining Traction. CommonDreams.org

August 16, 2011: VIDEO: Thom Hartman vs. Bradley Smith; On Corporate Personhood. You Tube

June 14, 2011: Rhode Island’s David Segal’s Call for a Constitutional Convention. Lawrence Lessig via Huffington Post

April 15, 2011: Grant Petty: Voters confirm that money is not speech. Wisconsin State Journal

April 9, 2011: 84% Vote against Citizens United!. Greenville Village Post

March 26, 2011: Doug Kendall: Will the Supreme Court Prevent Citizens United From Being Fixed?. Huffington Post

March 18, 2011: Report: Labor is swamped by business in campaign spending. Public News Service

March 18, 2011: To right, Citizens United just a start. Politico

February 11, 2011: Kochs’ plan for 2012: raise $88M. Politico

January 23, 2011: Vermont Introduces Resolution to Amend US Constitution, Ban Corporate Personhood. MoralLowGround.com

January 22, 2011: Corporate contributions have surged for new Republican leaders in House. Washington Post

January 21, 2011: Happy B-day “Citizens United” from Lawrence Lessig & We the People. Lawrence Lessig

January 20, 2011: Common Cause asks Justice Department to Investigate if Scalia, Thomas Should Have Recused Themselves from Citizens United Decision. Common Cause

January 20, 2011: Group: Supreme Court Justices ‘Participated in Political Strategy Sessions’ Before Citizens United. Commondreams.org

January 19, 2011: Spring Referendum on Corporate Personhood and Money as Speech. Forward Lookout

January 5, 2011: How Wall St. execs bankrolled GOP victory. MSNBC