Forum Post: Another call to end citizens united - corpoRAT personhood. From the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 11, 2012, 12:49 p.m. EST by DKAtoday
from Coon Rapids, MN
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From the Union of Concerned Scientists:
In 2012, the Supreme Court reaffirmed its controversial Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision, allowing corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money to influence elections. This decision, coupled with loopholes in current law, means that currently there's essentially no requirement that corporations report their unlimited political spending. This allows them to anonymously confuse the public on science and delay action on critical public health and environmental protections.
Right now, our friends at Public Citizen are working to overturn this ruling, and they need your help. Sign Public Citizen's petition calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission today.
Here at the Union of Concerned Scientists, collaboration is a guiding principle. We partner with many of the nation's leading scientists, unions, public interest and environmental organizations, and decision-makers in government to achieve our common goal: a cleaner, healthier environment and a safer world. Today we're partnering with Public Citizen to encourage you to fight back against efforts to undermine our democratic system.
Don't let special interests inappropriately influence public policy and pollute the national dialogue on scientific issues like climate change and energy production—sign the petition today.
Sincerely, MichaelHalpern_jpg Michael Halpern National Field Organizer UCS Center for Science and Democracy
The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world.