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Powerful Op-ed Against McCutcheon by Small Business Owner

Recently the Statesmen Journal featured a powerful opinion piece written by Mike Sumner, a small business owner and Republican from Woodburn, Oregon. His piece illustrates the threat of corporate dominance in our elections due to increased power from campaign contributions, and the particular concern for small business owners and consumers alike.

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Obama: Citizens United Helped Pave the Way to Shutdown

Fran Korten, the executive director of YES Magazine, wrote a new article yesterday to highlight the role of big money in politics and the connections between the 2010 Citizens United case, McCutcheon vs. FEC, and the current government shutdown.

Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in McCutcheon v. FEC

Today marks a very troubling moment for our democracy as the Supreme Court will hear the McCutcheon vs. FEC case. While the 2010 Citizens United case allowed corporations to make unlimited campaign expenditures to influence our elections, McCutcheon will enable the wealthy few to give more money directly to the candidates themselves.

Forbidden Thoughts on McCutcheon v. FEC

This post is written by Free Speech for People Co-Founder and President Jeff Clements and is featured on the ACS Law Blog.

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Small Businesses Agree: Campaign Spending Limits Make Good Business Sense

The facts are clear --- small businesses are overwhelmingly against unlimited campaign spending in elections. Why? Because campaign spending limits makes good business sense.

On Argument of McCutcheon v. FEC, Democracy Groups Call for Constitutional Amendment

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CONTACT: Ryan O’Donnell October 2, 2013

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On Argument of McCutcheon v. FEC, Democracy

Groups Call for Constitutional Amendment

Supreme Court hearing case shows need for an amendment to protect integrity

of our democracy, eight groups argue

Elizabeth Warren: 'We Face A Clear Danger' In McCutcheon v. FEC Court Case

On Thursday in a live event sponsored by the Constitutional Accountability Center, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Professor Lawrence Lessig, director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics, discussed why they believe the founding fathers would disagree with the way in which the Supreme Court interpreted the term “corruption” in its ruling on Citizens United v. FEC.

Support for Amending the Constitution to Overturn Citizens United is One-Third of the Way There!

Today we celebrate a significant milestone in the campaign for a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United. Support for the amendment now stands at one-third of what is needed for victory!

Justice James Nelson's Constitution Day Speech

Read below this powerful speech from James C. Nelson, former Justice of the Montana Supreme Court and a member of our Legal Advisory Committee, regarding Citizens United and corporate rights. For a full list of our Legal Advisory Committee with brief bios for each member, click here. 

Justice at Risk: Montana’s Fight For Impartial Courts

James C. Nelson,