Press release from Common Cause of Delaware about the rally to mark the 3rd anniversary of the Citizen’s United ruling by the Supreme Court. Add your voice those considered citizens calling for a Constitutional Amendment that only persons are persons…corporations are not people.
Meet at Legislative Hall in Dover, DE
on Wednesday, January 16 at 12:30 p.m
January 12, 2013
Common Cause Delaware
Contact: Dee Durham, 302-981-1950
In just a few days, America will mark the third anniversary of one of
the most damaging Supreme Court decision, Citizens United. The court’s
ruling that corporations are people and can spend whatever they want
to influence our elections effectively put our government up for sale.
The 2012 elections were the most expensive ever, with more than $6
This sad spectacle can be fixed. This week, on the anniversary of
Citizens United, people across America will take action to reclaim our
democracy from those who would rather that ‘we the people’ don’t have
a say. We’ll make our voices heard in support of a constitutional
amendment to reverse Citizens United.
Common Cause Delaware and its partners, including the Delaware
chapters of the Sierra Club and the League of Women Voters, as well as
the Delaware Coalition for Open Government and the Progressive
Democrats for Delaware plan to gather at Legislative Hall in Dover, DE
on Wednesday, January 16 at 12:30 p.m. to bring attention to the
anniversary of Citizens United (Weather permitting, we will meet on
outside front steps. In the case of inclement weather, we will meet in
the House Majority Caucus Room). Senator Karen Peterson and
Representative Paul Baumbach are leading a call to their colleagues in
the Delaware Senate and House of Representatives to sign a joint
letter to Congress asking for passage of an amendment to the United
States Constitution to clarify that, with regard to corporate campaign
spending, a person means only a natural person for First Amendment
protection of free speech.
Eleven other states and more than 350 local governments, including
Newark, Delaware, have already passed similar calls for Congressional
action for an amendment to overturn Citizens United.
All are invited to attend to show their support by meeting at 12:15 at
Legislative Hall, 411 Legislative Avenue in Dover. All are invited
to enjoy refreshments afterwards in the House Majority Caucus Room (on
ground floor, just outside the House floor) from 12:30 – 1:15 p.m.