Fighting the awful Citizens United decision

It is unclear whether the Citizens United decision will be one of the worst Supreme Court decisions in the last half-century or not. What is clear is we are living the results of that decision. This group, Citizens United, is spending well over $100,000 in Ohio in order to support a law which strips workers’ collective bargaining rights. They want to defeat a referendum which overturns that law.

Corporations are not people. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico has introduced a joint Senate resolution to overturn the Citizens United decision with a constitutional amendment. I think that this is a longshot at best, but we need to start somewhere. Maybe the Occupy Wall Street movement can latch onto this constitutional amendment and give it an infusion of energy.

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  1. “The group, Citizens United, is spending well over $100,000 in Ohio in order to support a law which strips workers collective bargaining rights. They want to defeat a referendum which overturns that law.”
     
    Ummm. So what?
     
    Don’t citizens have the right to hears arguments against the referendum, no matter who makes the argument? If arguments against the referendum are ridiculous then it wouldn’t matter whether they spent 10 dollars or a billion.
     

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