The Saving American Democracy Amendment
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The Saving American Democracy Amendment

    1. Alfredo 'Al' Nava
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      Alfredo 'Al' Nava

      Turlock, CA

Senator Bernie Sanders has proposed a constitutional amendment that would overturn the Supreme Court's decision in a case called Citizens United vs. FEC.

The Saving American Democracy Amendment states that: 
Corporations are not persons with constitutional rights equal to real people. 
Corporations are subject to regulation by the people. 
Corporations may not make campaign contributions. 
Congress and states have the power to regulate campaign finances. 
http://sanders.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Saving-American-Democracy.pdf

A corporation does not have First Amendment rights to spend as much money as it wants, without disclosure, on a political campaign. Corporations should not be able to go into their treasuries and spend millions and millions of dollars on a campaign in order to buy elections. But when the Supreme Court rules that corporations are "people" with the same Constitutional rights as citizens, our democracy is in grave danger.

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    • Maneesh Pangasa YUMA, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      I urge you to support and vote for "The Saving American Democracy Amendment".

      A corporation does not have First Amendment rights to spend as much money as it wants, without disclosure, on a political campaign. Corporations should not be able to go into their treasuries and spend millions and millions of dollars on a campaign in order to buy elections. But when the Supreme Court rules that corporations are "people" with the same Constitutional rights as citizens, our democracy is in grave danger.

      Senator Bernie Sanders has proposed a constitutional amendment that will overturn the Supreme Court's "Citizens United vs. FEC" decision that declared that corporations are "people".

      The Saving American Democracy Amendment states that:

      Corporations are not persons with constitutional rights equal to real people.

      Corporations are subject to regulation by the people.

      Corporations may not make campaign contributions.

      Congress and states have the power to regulate campaign finances.

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    • Alice McGough MASHPEE, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      VERY VERY IMPORTANT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE SIGN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Peggy Serry ALAMOSA, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      The power of rich corporations is ruining our democracy

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    • Donovan Wright TUCSON, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing this petition because this was one of the most preposterous and egregious decisions put forth from the Supreme Court and it needs to be overturned to have any hope of saving this republic.

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    • Ed Weisbart MD OLIVETTE, MO
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm signing because I believe in America, and I believe that we can recover our democracy. Thank you, Bernie, for taking this step!

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