US Citizens are beginning to fight back against Citizens United

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If corporations want to play the SuperPAC game this election – they’ve been put on official notice. A coalition of reform groups and labor organizations including Common Cause and the SEIU announced today that they would begin calling out corporations that use their corporate treasure chests to buy elections.

The coalition says it will use a variety of tactics – including boycotts, shareholder pressure, and calls for pension funds to divest of their stock in certain corporations. And the group Americans United for Change is pledging to give away $25,000 to the first employee of a corporation who reveals secret donations.

As Ethan Rome, the executive director of Health Care for America Now, said, “We are putting corporations on notice…When you buy a bag of groceries, you have no idea if the money is going to pollute the environment, help insurance companies undermine health care, or help banks exploit unsuspecting citizens…This is a profound perversion of democracy because it disenfranchises actual voters.” Since Congress, the President, and the Supreme Court are unwilling to do anything about the corporate buy-out of our elections – then we the people will.

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Our Democracy Is Not for Sale

The web site for this effort :

http://healthcareforamericanow.org/2012/03/12/our-democracy-is-not-for-sale/

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