April 4, 2014
Political inequality and organized greed got a boost from the Supreme Court that will cost working people and our democracy dearly
Want to know where all the big corporate cash flooding North Carolina elections will be coming from in 2012? Facing South, a publication from our friends at the Institute for Southern Studies, has some answers.
Check out this cool video of a flashmob in Los Angeles of people – real persons, not fake corporate “people” – all united in their opposition to Citizens United, the 2012 Supreme Court ruling that opened the floodgates of unlimited and undisclosed corporate spending to influence elections.
Business corporations are not people—they are manmade creatures of law that exist to generate economic activity and create jobs and income in communities. The notion that they should enjoy the same rights and protections as natural persons is absurd and it is destructive to our democracy.
January 21, 2012 is the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC that corporations are people, money is speech, and corporations have the right to spend as much of their money as they like to influence elections.
‘Citizens United’ ruling a disaster for democracy If we thought the flow of money in politics was bad before, we ain’t seen nothing yet. Last week, in a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States elevated corporations to the level of actual persons with a free-speech guarantee under the first amendment to advocate […]