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Analysis: Big Money in the 2014 Elections


Corruption and Money in Politics

Corporate Personhood


Supreme Court: Related Rulings

Citizens United v. FEC

McCutcheon v. FEC

Resources appealing directly to Congress or not
calling directly for a convention (not GMOM's focus)

  • Other Solutions: Legislative and Non-legislative
  • CLICK HERE for Comparison and Analysis of 14 Amendments Introduced in the 113th Congress 
    16 States have asked Congress to overturn Citizens United, allow Congress to regulate campaign contributions and elections spending, or to reserve Constitutional rights to natural persons.
    NYTimes: Editorial endorsement in favor of the Democracy for All Amendment.
  • Washington Post: Why the GOP didn't filibuster S. J. Res. 19 - The Democracy for All Amendment (NOTE: The vote to move forward with debate was 79-18.)
  • ACLU: A substantial minority of ACLU leaders opposes the organization's support for Citizens United.
  • Ban the Revolving Door? Colorado Senator has a bill.
  • Big Spending starting to impact states. The states are not as infected with big money as of yet, but large-scale operators in both parties are starting to focus on taking over states with the goal of completing control of legislative and executive branches. (NY Times)
  • The fight for fair and free elections is Non-partisan, according to a July 2013 Huffington Post article:  
    'States Push Post-Citizens United Reforms As Washington Stands Still'
  • Opposition to 'Citizens United' is bipartisan, according to a report on THIS SITE from Free Speech For People; the page also links you to your local newspapers to write Letters to the Editor.
  • Former Republican Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) cites "Rolling Back Citizens United" as Essential to Campaign Finance Reform, In a New Book.
  • REPORT on Connecticut's 5-year experience with public financing.
  • Read about The Powell Memo, which ushered in the modern era of corporate influence over government. 
    Information on The Powell Memo courtesy of Dave Matthews, Facilitator, HoCo Let's Go !!


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