Stop fighting Citizens United

5688next new deal logo Stop fighting Citizens United

5688next new deal logo Stop fighting Citizens United

Few on the left were happy with the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United that paved the way for so-called corporate personhood and opened the floodgates for money in politics. But taking that frustration and focusing it solely on a constitutional amendment is misguided, as Senior Fellow Mark Schmitt told Democracy Now. “I view it as a real distraction from some of the progress that we can make on money in politics,” he explained. The amendment is “sending the wrong signal to people and overlooking the tremendous progress that’s actually being made…on public financing that offsets the role of money from individuals and money from big corporations.” Continue Reading…

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