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Explore more in-depth information about the Democracy For All amendment's history, legal context and impact. Access educational tools and organizations supporting the amendment.

How the Citizens United Decision Changed U.S. Political Campaigns (full documentary) | FRONTLINE PBS.  

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xxiIejOmSo

Citizens United Explained.  

Link: https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/citizens-united-explained

 

On January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission overruling an earlier decision.

Link: https://www.fec.gov/legal-resources/court-cases/citizens-united-v-fec/

 

Read about the Constitution in plain English.

Link: https://constitution.congress.gov

 

A platform for constitutional education and debate.

Link: https://constitutioncenter.org/

 

Voting Rights: A Short History.  

Link: https://www.carnegie.org/our-work/article/voting-rights-timeline/

 

The ‘Citizens United’ decision and why it matters.  

Link: https://publicintegrity.org/politics/the-citizens-united-decision-and-why-it-matters/

 

A deep dive into Citizens United v. FEC, a 2010 Supreme Court case that ruled that political spending by corporations, associations, and labor unions is a form of protected speech under the First Amendment.

 Link: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-government-and-civics/us-gov-political-participation/us-gov-campaign-finance/v/citizens-united-v-federal-election-commission

 

Does “We the People” Include Corporations?

Link: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/crsj/publications/human_rights_magazine_home/we-the-people/we-the-people-corporations/

 

These three documents, known collectively as the Charters of Freedom, have secured the rights of the American people for more than two-and-a-quarter centuries and are considered instrumental to the founding and philosophy of the United States.

Link: https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs

 

All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.

Link: https://www.senate.gov/about/origins-foundations/senate-and-constitution/constitution.htm

 

Ten years after the Supreme Court's historic decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.  

Link: https://www.opensecrets.org/news/reports/a-decade-under-citizens-united   

 

ProPublica’s Guide to the New World of Campaign Finance.

Link: https://www.propublica.org/article/super-pacs-propublicas-guide-to-the-new-world-of-campaign-finance

 

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to the authority of Congress and the States to regulate contributions. 

Link: https://schiff.house.gov/download/democracy-for-all-amendment

 

Get the names and contact information for the people who represent you on the federal, state, and local levels.

Link: https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials

 

Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, Open Secrets research group tracks money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.

Link: https://www.opensecrets.org/

 

Since the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, super PACs and dark money organizations have had an alarming and growing influence.

Link: https://issueone.org/issues/money-in-politics/dark-money-super-pacs/

 

Super PACs and dark money groups raise and spend substantial amounts of money — often out pacing candidates’ campaign committees — intended to influence the outcome of U.S. elections.

Link: https://campaignlegal.org/update/pacs-super-pacs-dark-money-groups-whats-difference

 

Studies show that PACs and related organizations prefer to give money to incumbent candidates, not challengers.

Link:  https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/fixers/reports/letmoney.html

 

A donor secretly transferred $1.6bn to a Republican political group.

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/29/billions-in-dark-money-is-influencing-us-politics-we-need-disclosure-laws

 

“How Money Affects Elections,” FiveThirtyEight.

Link: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/money-and-elections-a-complicated-love-story/

 

The U.S. Supreme Court made the wrong decision in Citizens United. It is on We The People to reverse their mistake.

Link: https://www.commoncause.org/our-work/money-influence/campaign-finance/citizens-united-amending-the-u-s-constitution/

 

Work to ensure that our government serves the people, not wealthy special interests, by promoting transparency, limiting SuperPACs, and eliminating dark money. 

Link: https://www.lwv.org/voting-rights/money-politics

 

Misguided Supreme Court decisions and an antiquated electoral system threaten the fundamental principle that defines who we are as a nation.

Link: https://freespeechforpeople.org/democracy-amendments/

 

The Democracy for All Activist Toolkit, People For the American Way.

Link: https://www.pfaw.org/fighting-big-money-in-politics/democracy-for-all-amendment-activist-toolkit/

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