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Congressman Moves to Ban Corporate Campaign Donations

11/29/2011

The Occupy movement has already won a major victory–it successfully shifted the American national dialogue from a preoccupation with the multi-trillion dollar deficit to growing economic inequality.

Now, Ted Deutch, a Democratic Congressman from Florida, has responded to that groundswell of public concern. He has introduced a Constitutional Amendment unofficially titled the OCCUPIED Amendment (Outlawing Corporate Cash Undermining the Public Interest in our Elections and Democracy).

If passed, the amendment would do the following:

  • Overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, making it once again legal for the government to censor corporate-sponsored political broadcasts in candidate elections
  • End ‘Corporate personhood’
  • Re-enable Congress and individual states regulate campaign spending and donations
  • End the disproportionate influence of money on government

If you’re American, and you’d like to see this Constitutional Amendment succeed, you can sign a petition here for it to be passed.

Here is the full text of the Amendment itself, and here is a brief summary.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. John Erickson permalink
    11/29/2011 9:10 PM

    This is a great idea, but there’s one key problem – the same people it will deprive of these dubious funds are the same ones who have to vote it in. And our Congress is NOT well known for voting itself pay cuts!

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