In ‘Historic Moment,’ US Senate Set to Vote on Campaign Finance Amendment

Groups engaged in final grassroots push in advance of September 8 vote on proposal that would overturn Citizens United by Deirdre Fulton – The U.S. Senate is expected to vote Monday on a constitutional amendment that would effectively overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United. The bill, sponsored by Senator Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), “grants Congress and the states the power to regulate the raising and spending of money and in-kind equivalents with respect to federal and state elections, respectively.” “This is a historic moment,” said Marge Baker, executive vice president at People For the American Way, which has been one of the leaders of the push for a constitutional amendment. “The Citizens United decision came just four and a half years ago, and now the Senate is about to vote on an amendment to overturn it. Americans are fed up with the staggering amounts of money flooding elections....

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