All Articles on Citizens United

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Populism Even Republicans Can Get Behind
A new campaign aims to oust every single member of Congress — from either party — who's backed by Big Money.
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Reimagine and Rebuild Our Broken Democracy—in Time for the Nation’s 250th Anniversary
“I am certainly not an advocate for frequent and untried changes in laws and constitutions,” Thomas Jefferson wrote. “Laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. ... [They] must advance ... and keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear...
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Landmark Survey Finds Special Interests are Pouring Money into Local Elections
Secret spending on the local level rose from 24 percent in 2006 to 71 percent in 2014
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Zephyr Teachout's Push for Reform
In a small, wood-paneled community center about five miles outside of New Paltz, New York, I sit in a semi-circle with about thirty other people on a sunny afternoon. Most of us are crumpled in folding chairs; some sit cross-legged on the floor; a few mill about by the kitchen where coffee and hot...
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Time is Running Out: Coalition Calls on Obama to Protect Democracy Before November Election
Democracy movement leaders urged citizens to flood White House with phone calls demanding action on dark money and ballot access
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Separating Super PACs From ‘Campaign Spending,’ Media Embrace Core Myth of Citizens United
Journalists are unwittingly helping to make overturning Citizens United that much more difficult by humoring the pretense that Super PACs aren’t part of political campaigns. The Washington Post ( 4/28/16 ), breaking down Bernie Sanders’ and Hillary Clinton’s campaign spending in “Sanders Is Biggest...
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Lying About Election Spending, Dark Money Group Brags to Donors it Will 'Win Senate Seats' with 'No Donor Disclosure'
And the FEC Does Nothing About It
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The Democracy Movement Is Here To Stay
SuperPACs and billionaires are bankrolling our elections, and as a result, most Americans have virtually no influence in our political system —a damning state of affairs for the world’s oldest surviving democracy. Yet, far from giving up, the American people are ready to take back their democracy...
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To Protect Hillary Clinton, Democrats Wage War on Their Own Core Citizens United Argument
Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Citizens United was depicted by Democrats as the root of all political evil. But now, the core argument embraced by the Court’s conservatives to justify their ruling has taken center stage in the Democratic primary between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders — because...
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'Just the Beginning' as 400 Arrested on Capitol Steps Protesting Big Money in Politics
'If you choose to defend the status quo of corruption, there's going to be growing nonviolent resistance in the streets, at the Capitol, at your fundraisers, and in the polls, to say that we will not take it anymore.'
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