Members of the House who have introduced constitutional amendments to overturn Citizens United and limit corporate and special interest spending in elections sent a “Dear Colleague” letter to their fellow members of Congress urging them to sign the Declaration for Democracy.
The Declaration reads:
I, ____________, declare my support for amending the Constitution of the United States to restore the rights of the American people, undermined by Citizens United and related cases, to protect the integrity of our elections and limit the corrosive influence of money in our democratic process.
Please email your U.S. representative and both your senators now and tell them to support constitutional remedies to undo the harm of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC.
Dozens of U.S. senators and representatives have already signed on in one way or another to endorse amending the constitution to solve the problem of unlimited spending by corporate special interests in our elections.
Even if your senators or representative have endorsed our efforts already, they still should hear that their constituents are concerned about the issue and are supporting their efforts to take back our democracy for the PEOPLE. You can see a list of current endorsers here.
The constitutional remedy is the only cure for what Citizens United has wrought. Therefore, we need as many members of Congress as possible signed on as official or potential cosponsors of amendment legislation. The Declaration of Democracy is one easy way for your elected officials to join this movement.
Email your members of Congress now and urge them to respond favorably to the “Dear Colleague” letter and support an amendment to undo the harm of Citizens United (and thank them if they have already shown their support).
Thank you for your activism and for being part of the national movement to reclaim our democracy and restore Government By the PEOPLE, not the corporations.
-- Calvin Sloan, Field Organizer