On August 29, 2012, President Obama announced that he favors a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

The President said:

"Money has always been a factor in politics, but we are seeing something new in the no-holds barred flow of seven and eight figure checks, most undisclosed, into super-PAC's; they threaten to overwhelm the political process over the long run and drown out the voices of ordinary citizens. We need to start with passing the Disclose Act, that has already been written and been sponsored in Congress -- to at least force disclosure of who is giving to who. We should also pass legislation to prohibit the bundling of campaign contributions from lobbyists. Over the long term, I THINK WE NEED TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER MOBILIZING A CONSTITUTIONAL PROCESS TO OVERTURN CITIZEN'S UNITED (ASSUMING THE SUPREME COURT DOESN'T REVISIT IT). EVEN IF THE AMENDMENT PROCESS FALLS SHORT, IT CAN SHINE A SPOTLIGHT ON THE SUPER-PAC PHENOMENON AND HELP APPLY PRESSURE FOR CHANGE."....http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/z1c9z/i_am_barack_obama_president_of_the_united_states/c60nc6s/

Senator Bernie Sanders happens to have both a constitutional amendment, and a movement behind it to overturn Citizen's United. Hundreds of thousands of people have signed the petition in support of the constitutional amendment People who have been paying attention to the effort to overturn Citizens United know exactly what the President was referring to. Obama was correct. .The odds of successfully changing the constitution are small, but the amendment gives opponents a chance to discuss Citizens United each time it is brought up and talked about. The Disclose Act is just the first step.

Citizens united must be overturned, and President Obama has provided a huge shot in the arm to Bernie Sanders and his movement to stop the conservative billionaires from buying our government. http://www.politicususa.com/obama-endorses-bernie-sanders-constitutional-amendment-overturn-citizens-united.html/

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Alberto Ceras 2's picture
Alberto Ceras 2 6 years 32 weeks ago
#2

This group has been active from the beginning. Support it, please.

https://movetoamend.org/

Rodger97321's picture
Rodger97321 6 years 30 weeks ago
#3

I was looking back at an old article (February 1975) where Defense Secretary Schlesinger was passing on the word that "the Pentagon urged Saudi Arabia and Iran to hire American civilians to instruct their troops on weapons' use because Arab technical training demands are a burden on the U.S. military."

He noted that a California firm was hiring American military veterans to do the work.

Anyway, at the bottom of that newspaper page was this note (which reminds me of the way the rules were in the Country when I volunteered for military service):

3M Co. removes chief for illegal contribution. Harry Heltzer who pleaded guilty to making illegal campaign contributions, has been removed as chief executive officer of the 3M Co... Heltzer, 63, and two other top Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co. officials agreed earlier to pay $425,000 to the corporation in an out-of-court settlement of a suit filed by stockholders who objected to the contributions.

pkrause12249 5 years 10 weeks ago
#4

Initiative 1349 failed in Washington State. The campaign to get 1349 on the November ballot has stopped. The campaign states the issue was not enough awareness of Citizen United in the public. The campaign did gather over 110,000 signature with 15,000 volunteers.

There is another latent problem with people giving signatures to people that they do not know. People worry about identity theft or signing a petition for something entirely different than stated on the petition. Maybe in the future campaigns need to use social media to let the public know where to be to sign the official petitions. Also, getting a person's email address and sending them an email to show up and sign the petition.

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