Dear MoveOn member,
I'm Rio Tazewell of the organization People for the American Way, and I started a petition to the United States Congress, which says:
Five years ago this month, on January 21st, the Supreme Court handed down its infamous Citizens United vs. FEC decision, threatening to tear apart the fabric of our democracy by granting powerful corporations and wealthy donors unfettered influence in our political process. That decision paved the way for unlimited corporate political spending.
Fortunately, since Citizens United, a vibrant grassroots movement has formed calling for a constitutional amendment to limit the influence of big money in politics. More than 600 towns and cities, 16 states, and 200 members of Congress have gone on record in favor of amending the Constitution. In September of this past year the United States Senate debated a proposed amendment for a full week, with 55 senators voting to advance the Democracy for All amendment that would overturn decisions like Citizens United and McCutcheon.
Now, together with more than 50 organizations, People For the American Way, MoveOn.org and our partners at Common Cause, Free Speech For People, and Public Citizen, are working to gather five million petition signatures calling for an amendment. So far we have already gathered more than 3.7 million signatures.
These millions of petitions can help create a powerful story—and a call to action—that can be shared with members of Congress, the media and general public.
Will you add your name today?
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