Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 8, 2011, 8:44 p.m. EST by Lockean
from New York, NY
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Sen. Bernie Sanders has proposed a constitutional amendment that would overturn the Supreme Court decision in a case called Citizens United vs. FEC.
The Saving American Democracy Amendment states that:
- Corporations are not persons with constitutional rights equal to real people.
- Corporations are subject to regulation by the people.
- Corporations may not make campaign contributions.
- Congress and states have the power to regulate campaign finances.
Full amendment PDF:
This is the Senate counterpart to Rep. Deutch's amendment discussed here:
I'm not a big petition guy, but we need to show a groundswell of support (despite flaws, as discussed in Rico's thread).
Also, a great piece today on the history of Corporate Personhood: