The Pledge:

The Supreme Court's flawed decision allowing corporations to spend unlimited amounts to influence election outcomes endangers our democracy and threatens to drown out the voices of individual citizens. I pledge to protect America from unlimited corporate spending in our elections by supporting a Constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's decision giving corporations the same First Amendment rights as people.

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I pledge to protect America from unlimited corporate spending in our elections by supporting a Constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's decision giving corporations the same First Amendment rights as people.

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12 Months After: The Effects of Citizens United on Elections and the Integrity of the Legislative Process

The U.S. Supreme Court on January 21, 2010, scuttled the longstanding American tradition of prohibiting overt corporate spending to influence elections in its Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling. On the one-year anniversary of the decision, this report offers an assessment of its impact, including the dramatic increase in outside spending in the 2010 elections and assess the enhancement of power that corporate lobbyists now enjoy. Read More

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After Citizens United: A Look into the Pro-Corporate Players in American Politics

This report looks into the groups, empowered by the Citizens United decision, that are propagating their pro-corporate agenda. Many originated in the aftermath of Citizens United and directly point to the ruling as essential to their founding; others have been active for years but have gained new prominence as a result of the decision. Read More

Follow Up Actions for the Pledge to Protect America's Democracy

CAN'T GET AN ANSWER? SOME WAYS TO FOLLOW UP

You've written and called your members of Congress, but haven't received a satisfactory answer from them. Either they declined to take the pledge (in which case, express your disappointment and ask them to reconsider) - or failed to respond altogether. What next?
Click here to find out some ways you can take action!

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