GetMoneyOut! – New York joins 16 other states

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New York has become the 17th state to formally call for a constitutional amendment that would overturn Citizens United.

Just look at all the states that support overturning Citizens United:

California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Hawaii
Illinois
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Montana
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
Oregon
Rhode Island
Vermont
West Virginia

That’s nearly 40% of the U.S. population.

But we can’t stop now.  Fully 80% of Americans believe we must overturn Citizens United.

Having a constructive debate on the most important issues of our time requires a working democracy.  That idea requires a sensible campaign finance system and a government without a revolving door to and back from the lobbying industry.

Public Citizen was key to the successful campaign we waged in New Jersey in 2012 and Public Citizen was again important in New York.  We applaud everyone’s efforts.  Next up are Washington, Arkansas and New Hampshire, among others.

 

How far the movement has come!

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Public Citizen is not the only group committed to a 28th Amendment.  There are also these:

Money Out Voters In

http://www.moneyoutvotersin.org

America Promise

http://www.americanpromise.net

 

Please Note, UPDATE:  Soon after our victory in NY State, Rhode Island became the 5th state to call for an Amendments Convention to overturn Citizens United.  So you can add a 5th “V” to the map above.

NY becomes the 17th State – More of the story:

http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/state/6400-new-york-becomes-17th-state-to-call-for-constitutional-overturn-of-citizens-united

 

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