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Rep. Hodes Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Reverse 'Citizens United'

Hodes introduced today a
Constitutional Amendment to reverse the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. FEC. Michael
B. Keegan, President of People For the
American Way, issued the following statement:

"Rep. Hodes
should be applauded for
his leadership in the effort to undo the Supreme Court's disastrous
decision in Citizens United v. FEC.
The decision overturned more than a century of
settled law to give
corporations wide-ranging power to influence elections and disproportionate
sway over the policies that
affect all Americans.

legislation to dampen the effects of the Supreme Court's ruling
is an important first step, but a Constitutional Amendment is
only way to truly restore the power of individual voters to the
process. Polls have shown that Americans strongly oppose the Supreme Court's decision to hand
over to corporate interests, and are ready o take strong steps to
reverse it.
The overwhelming election of Constitutional Amendment advocate Ted
Deutch in Florida yesterday was
another clear sign that Americans won't stand for the buying of
elections. We look forward to working with Rep. Hodes in the effort to
the Constitution to put elections back in the hands of voters."


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