Citizens United

Citizens United

The La Jolla Democratic Club has been supportive of the work of Move to Amend. It seeks to gather support in amending the constitution to reverse the damage done by Citizens United, which allows enormous sums of money to finance political campaigns.

Meanwhile, states have been taking action to encourage the conversation. Recently, the California Legislature approved a nonbinding question that would allow California voters to show their thoughts – mainly, their disdain – for the 2010 US Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United case that allowed corporations to make unlimited campaign contributions. It would be Prop. 49.

But opponents filed a lawsuit seeking to remove the question from the November ballot. They say the ballot should be reserved for laws, not the measurement of non-binding feelings. Meanwhile, advocates say putting the question on the ballot provides California voters with the very voice often quieted and underfunded compared to the corporations that the court decision empowered.

The case is being appealed, but the hearing will not be until September 10, after the ballot is printed!

Tagged with: