We Will Not Be Silenced!
On August 11, the California Supreme Court rashly removed Proposition 49 from the November ballot, denying voters the chance to direct California’s congressional delegation to support a constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission.
Let the Court know you will not be silenced!
Sign the petition
and send a fax
to the California Supreme Court demanding they Let the People Vote.
Text of Prop 49:
“Shall the Congress of the United States propose, and the California Legislature ratify, an amendment or amendments to the United States Constitution to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010) 558 U.S. 310, 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 the rights protected by the United States Constitution are the rights of natural persons only?”
The Legislature Did its Job of Representing the People
In passing SB 1272 to place Proposition 49 on the ballot, the California Legislature was responding to requests from constituents to speak out against misguided Court rulings. Citizens generated more than 55,000 petition signatures, 40,000 emails, 176,000 faxes and hundreds of personal visits to the Capital.
Read Michele's Op-Ed on Prop 49 that the LA Times wouldn't print.
Our fight continues!
Please Join us for our Monthly MOVI Meetings
When: 3rd Saturday of the month from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Where: Wilshire Police Station Community Room 4861 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles 90019
Let's Go To The Movies!
Our partner film Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes, which many of you had the opportunity to see at the 28th Amendment National Roadshow, will be opening for a week in LA at the Laemmle NoHo 7.
Each evening there will be special speakers to talk about the problem of money in politics.
Please help spread the word and invite people to see Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes, which features Robert Reich, Lawrence Lessig, John Nichols, Van Jones and more.
Once you've seen the film, please also help get more people to see it by spreading the word (also think about rating or writing a review for it on your favorite movie sites when you see it there).
We hope the more people that see the film, the more they will understand the importance of PROP 49 and the need to Overturn Citizens United.
The film is an important tool for raising awareness about why we need to Overturn Citizens United!
SB1272 Committee Hearing April 22, 2014