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“Americans across the political spectrum have pushed for this Amendment to take back our rights to participate as equal citizens in our government,” said Jeff Clements, President of American Promise. “With overwhelming support from millions of voters from Montana to New Hampshire, 20 states have demanded Congress take action to pass the 28th Amendment.”
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Led by Udall and Shaheen, Democracy for All Amendment would help get big money out of politics and put power back in the hands of the American people
WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. ET, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and other Senate Democrats will hold a press event outside the U.S. Supreme Court to unveil the Democracy for All Amendment, a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United v. FEC and other disastrous court decisions, help get big money out of politics, and put power back in the hands of the American people.
Citizens United and other disastrous Supreme Court decisions have unleashed a flood of unlimited corporate spending in U.S. elections and opened the door wider for wealthy special interests to have an outsized voice in our government. The Democracy for All Amendment enshrines in the Constitution the right of the American people to regulate the raising and spending of funds in public elections, and affirms that Congress and the states can set reasonable campaign finance rules and limit corporate spending in elections.
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Tuesday, July 30, 2019
WHAT: Senate Democrats to unveil constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and get big money out of politics
WHEN: 12:00 p.m. ET
WHERE: In front of the U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.)
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)
U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.)
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)
U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.)
U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)
U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii)
WATCH LIVE: A live stream link will be available closer to the event date.