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Sat May 28, 2016, 08:34 AM

Senate Dems To Introduce Constitutional Amendment Overturning Citizens United

As the presidential race heats up and the coffers start to pour in for a general election, Senate Democrats are preparing to introduce a package of reforms aimed at curbing (once and for all) the influence of big money in politics. This is a liberalís dream come true.



Spearheading the reforms is Senator Chuck Schumer of New York ó who is poised to become Majority Leader should the Democrats take back the Senate. Closely involved with Schumer are Sens. Tom Udall, Sheldon Whitehouse, Claire McCaskill and Tammy Baldwin.

Included in the package is a Constitutional amendment that would overturn Citizens United and other Supreme Court decisions that have allowed dark money to be injected into the political process.

The Disclose Act would be included, which would require outside, anonymous groups that spend money on political campaigns to make the identities of their donors public. No more dark money, no more twice removed parties, no more secrets in campaign finance.



http://addictinginfo.org/2016/05/27/senate-dems-to-introduce-constitutional-amendment-overturning-citizens-united/

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Reply Senate Dems To Introduce Constitutional Amendment Overturning Citizens United (Original post)
kpete May 2016 OP
annabanana May 2016 #1
madokie May 2016 #7
Squinch May 2016 #2
annabanana May 2016 #3
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yeoman6987 May 2016 #5
edhopper May 2016 #6
SickOfTheOnePct May 2016 #8

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat May 28, 2016, 08:38 AM

1. Down-ticket is as important as the top. . .n/t

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Response to annabanana (Reply #1)

Sat May 28, 2016, 01:43 PM

7. In some cases more so

or would be under a fair, honest and legal election process that is

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat May 28, 2016, 08:38 AM

2. Great! THIS is the way CU will be destroyed. This is the only way it can be.

THIS is why the down ticket is crucial.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Sat May 28, 2016, 08:38 AM

3. (great minds). . .n/t

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Response to annabanana (Reply #3)

Sat May 28, 2016, 08:42 AM

4. .

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Sat May 28, 2016, 01:12 PM

5. It's has to start somewhere and getting this out will help exposure

 

Getting 36 states to agree will be difficult but worth the try and the house is worthless but if the senate passes it, it might bring pressure to the house and states.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat May 28, 2016, 01:40 PM

6. With so many States controlled by the GOP

it's tilting at windmills.

Though it makes a good election issue.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat May 28, 2016, 01:43 PM

8. Good move on a good amendment

No way in hell it will be passed, but I'm all for putting it out there

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