End Citizens United // Let America Vote Action Fund President Tiffany Muller released the following statement on the introduction of the Democracy for All Amendment:
“Thirteen years after the Supreme Court handed down the Citizens United decision, we are still feeling its disastrous effects–and it’s getting worse. Each year, we see more dark corporate money pouring into our elections, letting billionaires and corporate America buy influence and power in Washington. We applaud the leadership of Representatives Schiff, Jayapal, Phillips, and McGovern in working to fix our broken system by introducing the Democracy for All amendment.”
The Democracy for All amendment strikes at the heart of the Citizens United ruling, which opened the door to the creation of Super PACs, as well as a flood of unlimited and untraceable spending in elections. It would affirm the right of the people to pass state and federal laws by restoring Congress’ and the states’ authority to place reasonable limits on political spending.