For several decades now, culminating in the 2010 Citizens United decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has been taking control of key features of our election process out of the hands of the people and their elected representatives, substituting its own laws for theirs. But more and more citizens are uniting in the work of reclaiming democratic control over this crucial arena.
American Promise is an organization dedicated to winning the ratification of the 28th Amendment to the Constitution, an amendment that would re-balance our politics and government by putting the rights of individual citizens before the privileges of concentrated money, corporations, unions, political parties, and superPACs.
Move to Amend is a coalition calling for an amendment to the US Constitution to state that inalienable rights belong to human beings only, and that money is not a form of protected free speech under the First Amendment and can be regulated in political campaigns.
Even with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC, states and cities across the country are proving that we can reform and improve our campaign finance system with laws that amplify the voices of everyday Americans, require strong disclosure, and make sure everyone plays by the same common sense rules.