Exactly two years ago today, the Supreme Court decided that corporations had the same right to free speech as you do. In 2010 that decision let $300 million in undisclosed corporate money pour into the elections. And 2010 was just a mid-term election. It’s scary to think how many millions... or billions... corporations will spend to make sure they get the Congress and President they want in 2012. But corporate rule is not democracy. That's why we're calling on Massachusetts to get the ball rolling for a constitutional amendment to get corporate money out of politics.
So what can you do about it? You can’t overturn the Supreme Court – unless you pass a constitutional amendment. So let’s do that. That fight begins here in Massachusetts. Senate Resolution 772, “The People’s Rights Resolution,” would send a formal message from the Massachusetts Legislature to the U.S. Congress, calling on them to “pass and send to the states for ratification a constitutional amendment to restore the First Amendment and fair elections to the people.”
In a press conference earlier this week the lead sponsor of S772, Senator Jamie Eldridge, explains why he believes we need to pass this resolution now:
627 of you have already signed our petition to the legislature. Can you help me double that and to make it 1000 Massachusetts residents calling for action?
Add your name to the petition today.
You are subscribed to this list as . You can unsubscribe here.