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12 Months After: The Effects of Citizens United on Elections and the Integrity of the Legislative Process

The U.S. Supreme Court on January 21, 2010, scuttled the longstanding American tradition of prohibiting overt corporate spending to influence elections in its Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling. On the one-year anniversary of the decision, this report offers an assessment of its impact, including the dramatic increase in outside spending in the 2010 elections and assess the enhancement of power that corporate lobbyists now enjoy. Read More

After Citizens United: A Look into the Pro-Corporate Players in American Politics

This report looks into the groups, empowered by the Citizens United decision, that are propagating their pro-corporate agenda. Many originated in the aftermath of Citizens United and directly point to the ruling as essential to their founding; others have been active for years but have gained new prominence as a result of the decision. Read More

Follow Up Actions for the Pledge to Protect America's Democracy

CAN'T GET AN ANSWER? SOME WAYS TO FOLLOW UP

You've written and called your members of Congress, but haven't received a satisfactory answer from them. Either they declined to take the pledge (in which case, express your disappointment and ask them to reconsider) - or failed to respond altogether. What next? Click here to find out some ways you can take action!

New PFAW Poll Shows Americans Want Action to Correct Citizens United

In a new PFAW poll that cuts across the political spectrum, Americans overwhelmingly believe that our democracy must be protected from unlimited corporate spending, with 74% say that they would be more likely to vote for a candidate for Congress who pledged to support a Constitutional Amendment limiting corporate spending in elections. Read more

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People For the American Way, Public Citizen Launch Constitutional Amendment Pledge Campaign to Undo Citizens United

People For the American Way and Public Citizen have announced a campaign calling on candidates for Congress to pledge to support an amendment to the Constitution to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court’s dangerous decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Read more

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Don't Get Rolled

Public Citizen's petition calling for a constitutional amendment to reverse the disastrous decision of Citizens United v. FEC. Read more

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Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Questions and Answers

Public Citizen's Q&A on Citizens United. Read more


 

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Citizens United v. FEC: Shed a Tear for Democracy

Robert Weissman's Jan 21, 2010 Huffington Post article on corporate money flooding the election process in the aftermath of Citizens United v. FEC. Read more

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Editorial Memo: The Citizens United Decision and How to Fix It

The Supreme Court upended our political system with its decision in Citizens United v. FEC. The decision represents an unprecedented attack on the core democratic values of the Constitution. This editorial memo is PFAW's take on how to correct the decision. Read more

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Citizens United Against Citizens United

Citizens United Against Citizens United is a project of Public Citizen created to fight the corporate takeover of democracy. Read more

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Public Citizen's Amicus Brief on Citizens United

Amicus Brief submitted by Public Citizen on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Read more

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Rise of the Corporate Court: How the Supreme Court is Putting Businesses First

The Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. FEC is the logical expression of an activist pro-corporatist jurisprudence that has been bubbling up for many decades, but has gained tremendous momentum over the last generation. Read more

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Testimony submitted on behalf of Public Citizen on Citizen United v. FEC

Testimony Public Citizen submitted to the Committee on House Administration on Citizen United v. FEC.

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A Disadvantaged Class? The Corporate Speech Index

Robert Weissman's Feb 12, 2010 Huffington Post article on the corporate speech index. Read more

 

 

Government By the People Activist Packet

PFAW's citizens’ toolkit for repairing the damage done by Citizens United v. FEC. Read more


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Webinar on Citizens United

Public Citizen's webinar entitled, "Rescuing American Democracy and the Restoration of the First Amendment" Read more

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