Monday, August 25, 2014

Sign my petition to overturn Citizens United

Sign the petition: Join me in urging Congress to amend the Constitution to overturn Citizens United and McCutcheon.

Dear MoveOn member,

Huge news: On September 8, the Senate is voting for the first time in history on a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United and McCutcheon Supreme Court decisions. That's why I started a petition to my colleagues in Congress, which says:

The Koch brothers and other billionaires are spending huge sums of money to buy elections and make the rich even richer. Please join me and to defend American democracy by supporting S.J. Res. 19, a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court rulings of Citizens United and McCutcheon.

The Koch brothers' agenda is to repeal every major piece of legislation that has been signed into law over the past 80 years that has protected the middle class, the elderly, children, the sick, and the most vulnerable in this country.

And make no mistake, Citizens United has radically changed the nature of our democracy, further tilting the balance of power toward the rich and the powerful at a time when already the wealthiest people in this country have never had it so good.

Our great nation can no longer be hijacked by right-wing billionaires like the Koch brothers. For the sake of our children and our grandchildren, for the sake of our economy, we have got to let democracy prevail.

Sign the petition: Stand with me to get Koch money out of politics, and tell Congress you support a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and McCutcheon.

With the Citizens United decision, the Supreme Court is telling billionaires to go ahead and buy the U.S. government. We must not allow that to happen.

Stand with me, and tell Congress to end the special-interest takeover of our democracy and pass a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and McCutcheon.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thank you for your support.

–Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)


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