The Most Important Political Issue of Our Time...
California lawmakers want to get money out of politics. Last week, state legislators approved a measure calling for a Constitutional Convention to overturn Citizens United. State Senator Mark DeSaulnier said, “Voters are clearly fed up, and polling shows this, with the notion that money is speech and big money can drown out the speech of average Americans.”
California joins Vermont as the second state to call for a convention, with the goal of changing our Constitution to say that money is not speech and to allow Congress to place limits on campaign spending. Regardless of what issue you feel is most important – from GMOs to global warming to government spying – the best way to fight it is to limit the power of corporate lobbyists and billionaires in our elections.
This is the most important political issue of our time. The corporations and the one percent have stolen our democracy, and it's up to us to take our power back. Two states have already taken a giant step towards restoring our electoral process, and we must push every state to say that money is not speech and corporations are not people. Go to MoveToAmend.org to find out how you can help.
This week's Le Monde has an article that uses the term "post-constitutional" in reference to the U.S.
Can we the people prevent a "packed convention" should our billionaires allow one to meet?
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Makes me proud of the state where I was born and raised, and lived the first 41 years of my life. And I agree, this IS the most important political issue of our time! - Aliceinwonderland