More than 200 groups gathered in living rooms, university classrooms, interfaith centers, cafes and more than a dozen Occupy sites to organize for a constitutional amendment to undo the Supreme Court’s ruling


Kevin,

This past Wednesday night, We the People mobilized to reclaim our Constitution and our democracy for its human citizens, the ones who vote in elections.

More than 200 groups gathered in living rooms, university classrooms, interfaith centers, cafes and more than a dozen Occupy sites to organize for a constitutional amendment to undo the Supreme Court’s ruling that lets corporations spend as much as they want to influence elections.

These patriots, coming together in 42 states around the nation, were motivated by the determined and inspiring words of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). And they heard from their fellow citizens in Boulder, Colorado, who organized to pass a referendum by a stunning 3-to-1 margin demanding a constitutional amendment.

Read about the gatherings on our blog post, where you can find a link to Senator Sanders’ remarks and learn more about how the people in Boulder grew their movement.

And watch a recording of the webcast that kicked off the house parties here.

Then the groups began planning to organize in their own communities for a nationwide day of action on January 21, 2012, the two-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s outrageous decision in Citizens United v. FEC.

This national movement for a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United needs your help. We will be holding house parties and organizing meetings nationwide again during the week of December 12. Stay tuned for more information.

This isn’t going to be easy. And the powerful interests that benefit from the Citizens United decision will be opposing us every step of the way. But as Senator Sanders told us Wednesday night, this movement is about saying “Enough is enough!” and reclaiming our democracy from those who have turned elections into just another commodity.

thumbnail photo of Jonah Minkoff-Zern

Let’s get to work!

Jonah Minkoff-Zern
Public Citizen’s Democracy Is For People Team

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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