Corporations shouldn't be able to buy government!

Senator Robert Menendez
2014-09-05 12:13:04
Dear Friend, It�s time to stand up and restore transparency to our elections.� Since our founders met in Philadelphia to demand that the British acknowledge the Colonists� right to have a say in their government, our nation has been built on the simple promise that every person should have a voice in the political process. From expanding voting rights to abolishing slavery, our founding document has given life to the simple idea that democracy belongs to the people. Yet today, everyday Americans� right to be heard is under attack.� With the disastrous Citizens United decision, the Supreme Court opened the floodgates for unlimited campaign cash from corporations. Instead of walking back from the brink, the Court doubled down with the McCutcheon decision giving wealthy donors the ability to spend millions in federal races. With these two rulings, wealthy billionaires and radical special interests can now flood the air waves with unlimited, undisclosed money. Enough is enough. On Monday, the U.S. Senate will vote on a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. �The Democracy for All amendment, S.J.Res. 19, restores federal and state governments� ability to enact reasonable campaign finance measures and allow governments to distinguish between people and corporations. This narrowly tailored amendment is a perfect complement to the First Amendment�s encouragement of open debate, without touching the First Amendment�s protection against viewpoint discrimination. It even includes a �reasonableness� requirement for any regulation and an ironclad protection for the freedom of the press. The Constitution is our nation�s heart and soul. It reflects our nation and everything we believe in. �It has mirrored our values for over two centuries, and with this amendment, it will continue the promise that everyone, big or small, rich or poor, can have their voice heard. That is why I am proud to be a cosponsor of this amendment, and that is why I will be proud to vote for it in the United States Senate. Sincerely, Robert Menendez United States Senator Contact Information: menendez.senate.gov/ Washington D.C. Office: 528 Senate Hart Office Building | Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: 202.224.4744 208 White Horse Pike, Suite 18 Barrington, New Jersey 08007 856.757.5353 856.546.1526 (fax) One Gateway Center, Suite 1100 Newark, New Jersey 07102 973.645.3030 973.645.0502 (fax) Privacy: menendez.senate.gov/privacy/

Dear Friend,

It�s time to stand up and restore transparency to our elections. 

Since our founders met in Philadelphia to demand that the British acknowledge the Colonists� right to have a say in their government, our nation has been built on the simple promise that every person should have a voice in the political process. From expanding voting rights to abolishing slavery, our founding document has given life to the simple idea that democracy belongs to the people.

Yet today, everyday Americans� right to be heard is under attack.  With the disastrous Citizens United decision, the Supreme Court opened the floodgates for unlimited campaign cash from corporations. Instead of walking back from the brink, the Court doubled down with the McCutcheon decision giving wealthy donors the ability to spend millions in federal races. With these two rulings, wealthy billionaires and radical special interests can now flood the air waves with unlimited, undisclosed money.

Enough is enough.

On Monday, the U.S. Senate will vote on a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.  The Democracy for All amendment, S.J.Res. 19, restores federal and state governments� ability to enact reasonable campaign finance measures and allow governments to distinguish between people and corporations. This narrowly tailored amendment is a perfect complement to the First Amendment�s encouragement of open debate, without touching the First Amendment�s protection against viewpoint discrimination. It even includes a �reasonableness� requirement for any regulation and an ironclad protection for the freedom of the press.

The Constitution is our nation�s heart and soul. It reflects our nation and everything we believe in.  It has mirrored our values for over two centuries, and with this amendment, it will continue the promise that everyone, big or small, rich or poor, can have their voice heard. That is why I am proud to be a cosponsor of this amendment, and that is why I will be proud to vote for it in the United States Senate.

Sincerely,

Robert Menendez
United States Senator

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