Repealing CITIZENS UNITED

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Here's a copy of what I just emailed my newly-elected Congressman, Tony Cardenas, of California's 29th Congressional District (North Hollywood) on May 29, 2013

Dear Congressman Cardenas: Congratulations on your recent victory. I'm glad I voted for you. In light of the outrageous amounts of private (really, corporate) money that is going into political campaigns these days, and considering the dangerous implications this has for democracy in America, I think it's imperative that we enact legislation that would have the effect of repealing the terrible U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310 (2010). As you know, the effect of that case allowed right-wing oligarchs such as Sheldon Adelson and the Koch brothers, among many others, to effectively buy elections without fear. I would urge you to spearhead the attack on CITIZENS UNITED by sponsoring and forcefully advocating the passage of legislation that would provide for PUBLIC FINANCING ONLY for all political campaigns. The companion legislation to this would be a movement to amend the 14th Amendment of the U.S. and California Constitutions to insert the word "natural" immediately preceding every instance of the word "person." THAT would do away with the objection that corporations are "people," a pernicious doctrine that has been responsible for countless evil in our country.

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