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Citizens United Amendment

California Lawmakers Back Amendment Overturning Citizens United

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

California's state Senate voted Monday in favor of amending the U.S. Constitution to curb the influence of money in politics. Assembly Joint Resolu...

Michael McAuliff

Ted Cruz Hammers 'Fahrenheit 451 Democrats'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) criticized the push for a constitutional amendment on regulating campaign cash Tuesday, deriding "Fahrenheit 451...

Paul Blumenthal

Activist Aims To Fight Money In Politics From Within

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the past 18 years, Derek Cressman has fought to curb the power of big money in elections while working for the reform groups U.S. PI...

Paul Blumenthal

Here's How Ben & Jerry's Co-Founder Wants To Stamp Money Out Of Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- These days Ben Cohen, co-founder and former CEO of Ben & Jerry's, is trying to make an impact with stamps, not scoops. His target: the i...

Paul Blumenthal

States Take Lead On Post-Citizens United Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pushback against the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision keeps growing in the states. Over the first six months of this year, even ...

Congressman Backs Citizens United Amendment

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), a vocal supporter of campaign reform, is pushing Congress to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United....

New Congressman: Corporations Are 'Neither People Nor Patriots'

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock and Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) has been in Congress for only seven weeks, but he already supports measures to decrease the influence of money in the pol...

A Citizens United Wedding (Video)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

Occupy Wall Street held an (un-)holy matrimony of a real human being to a non-human corporate "person" to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Citizen's United, granting corporations equal rights as living things.

Paul Blumenthal

Major Reform Push On Controversial Anniversary

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

ANNAPOLIS, MD. -- Campaign finance reformers are ringing in the third anniversary of the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision with dozens of ...

Matt Sledge

Ben Cohen, Ben and Jerry's Co-Founder, Launches Campaign To Stamp Out Money In Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Ben Cohen is stamping the hell out of every dollar he can find. It's a characteristically eccentric project for the Ben and Jerry's co-...

Patrick Svitek

Nancy Pelosi Slams Super PAC Spending, Calls To Overturn Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) laid out the stakes of November's elections to hundreds of young voters Thursday, amping u...

Paul Blumenthal

Democrats Support Bold Fix For Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats, battered by a tsunami of independent campaign spending and without legislative recourse, promoted a constitutional ame...

Rescuing 'We, the People'

Rep. Jim McGovern | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Rep. Jim McGovern

Defenders of Citizens United and the corporate rights doctrine that underlies it must be getting nervous. Why else would George Will resort to arguing that the amendment I have introduced is "comparable" to condoning infanticide?

Paul Blumenthal

Grassroots Effort To Overturn Citizens United Comes To Capitol

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday morning, dozens of activists and more than a dozen members of Congress gathered in a Capitol Visitor Center hearing room to...

The Future of American Democracy

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

This is not a progressive issue or a conservative issue. This is not a Tea Party issue or a liberal issue. This is an American issue. Money is destroying our politics and our political system. The signs are everywhere.

Are Corporations People? LA Leads The Nation On The Issue

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.06.2011 | Los Angeles

On Tuesday, Los Angeles could become the first city to officially endorse amending the United States Constitution to state that only human beings, not...