Citizens United

Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and dozens of House Democrats introduced the We the People Amendment—which would reverse the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling and end corporate personhood—on April 6, 2021. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
The Washington Democrat said the proposed amendment "ends corporate constitutional rights, reverses Citizens United , and ensures that our democracy is really of the people, by the people—not corporations."
Kenny Stancil, staff writer
"For too long Corporate America has been able to influence our democracy in the shadows with CEOs welcoming the opportunity to push their agenda in Washington," said Lisa Gilbert of Public Citizen. (Photo: Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images)
"The attack at the Capitol warrants more than shallow promises to merely pause...
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Attendees hold signs as they listen to speakers during a rally calling for an end to corporate money in politics and to mark the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, at Lafayette Square near the White House, January 21, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
"We cannot allow the wealthiest individuals and corporations to flood our...


A few journalists actually doing their job have given us a chilling portrait of a post-Citizens-United American democracy where elections and power are won more by corporate cash than political leadership. A Guardian look at sealed documents in the investigation of Scott Walker campaign finance violations, and a Newsweek analysis of murky Trump connections around the world, reveal the pay-to-play democracy - and then some - that Bernie and many more warn us about.