VICTORY for Prop 59 in California!
BOTH CALIFORNIA AND WASHINGTON VOTED TO OVERTURN CITIZENS UNITED
Thank you all so much for working to make this victory possible!
Listen to Nina Turner talk about the importance of fixing our democracy.
Calling on all Candidates and Officeholders in California to sign the pledge to follow the instruction of your constituents as expressed by their vote on Prop 59, The Overturn Citizens United Act.
If you are a California voter sign up to Adopt Your Candidates. Prop 59 is a "Voter Instruction." There are 308 candidates running to represent our interests. We can get them on the record pledging to use "all of their constitutional authority to "overturn Citizens United and other judicial precedents."
Senator Ben Allen, representing CA Senate District 26, points to his signature on the Prop 59 Pledge. (photo courtesy of Barry E. Levine)
BREAKING NEWS: BERNIE SANDERS ENDORSES PROP 59!
PROPOSITION 59 ON THE NOVEMBER 2016 CALIFORNIA STATEWIDE BALLOT ASKS:
“Shall California’s elected officials use all of their constitutional authority, including, but not limited to ratifying an amendment or amendments to the United States Constitution to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and other applicable judicial precedents, to allow the full regulation or limitation of campaign contributions and spending, to ensure that all citizens, regardless of wealth, may express their views to one another, and to make clear that corporations should not have the same rights as human beings?”
Citizens United is a Supreme Court ruling that opened the floodgates of special interest spending in our elections. After Citizens United spending in federal elections nearly doubled from $5.3 billion in 2008 to $10 billion in 2012! Spending is expected to double again this election.
A YES VOTE ON PROP 59 instructs all of California's elected officials at the state and national level to act NOW to pass a 28th Amendment to the Constitution of The United States.
Seven times in our history, Americans have passed constitutional amendments to overturn misguided court rulings and the time has come to do so again.
We must act now to:
- End corrupt Super-PACS
- End corporate constitutional rights
- Stop secret money in our elections
A YES VOTE ON PROP 59 instructing Congress to pass a 28th Amendment is California's clarion call to overturn the disastrous Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC. and to restore a government of the People, by the People, and for the People.