California Assembly Endorses Amendment to Overturn Citizen's United
Another step towards ending pernicious corporate money masquerading as free speech in US politics: The California state assembly has voted, 48-22, to endorse a Constitutional amendment overturning the Supreme Court's Citizen's United ruling.
Assembly Joint Resolution 22 states that the Constitution "was designed to protect the free-speech rights of people, not corporations."
Resolution co-sponsor Bob Wieckowski described his motivation in bringing forward the measure:
The Citizen's United decision tilts the scales of campaign funding toward those who support wealthy special interests rather than working Americans. This resolution is designed to send a grassroots message to Washington about the urgent need to overturn the Supreme Court's ruling and restore fair elections to the people. (Public Citizen)