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How Cities and States are Sticking It to Citizens United

18 Jan

From courthouses to statehouses, the pro-corporate ruling is under pressure.

(Since we have been working in opposition to Northern Pass, we have learned lots about the power of corporations. It’s been next to impossible to ignore developments around the Citizens United Supreme Court Case which indicates the influence that corporations have in terms of elections, which means they are able to shape who gets elected and what some elected officials stand for. So when we saw this article we thought we’d share it with our readers. Perhaps we’re wrong on this, but we think at this time it bears watching developments around Citizens United and the increasing movement across the country for a constitutional amendment to overturn the court’s decision. By all means if you disagree send us a few words and we’ll share them with our other readers.)

By Brooke Jarvis

Jan 05, 2012

The Supreme Court may have declared in Citizens United v. the FEC that corporations have a First Amendment right to spend unlimited amounts of money to influence elections, but that doesn’t mean cities and states have to be happy about it.

They’re expressing their disagreement on an increasing number of battlegrounds, with Citizens United under challenge in courts, in city council meetings, in state legislatures, on ballots, and in the streets.

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