AG Campaign Brief Announcement
Burlington, VT Today, Democracy for America (DFA), unveiled all 22 Attorneys General who support Montana Attorney General Steve
Bullocks brief urging the Supreme Court to reconsider the 2010Citizens United decision. Support of the brief was thought to be minimal, but with
the help of DFAs grassroots activists these 22 Attorneys General felt pressure and
stood up for democracy by signaling their support. The brief currently has
DFA concluded its grassroots efforts on Friday with petition deliveries in
three states where the Attorneys General remain undecided Florida, Oregon and
incredibly proud of our work defending the democratic process in this country.
Attorney General Steve Bullocks brief lays out a very sound argument on why
the Supreme Court made the wrong decision on Citizens
United, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. This
campaign was not about political wins and losses, left or right, or Democrats
and Republicans. The campaign was waged to defend the democratic process
from big money and corporate influence. Thanks go out to our 200,000 plus
members who got involved in this campaign.
For nearly a century, the state of Montana has restricted corporate spending in
elections a direct conflict with the Citizens United ruling. Late last
year, the states Supreme Court upheld Montanas law. Bullock defended
Montanas 100 year-old law in court.
Montana Attorney General Bullock weighed in on the importance of campaign
corporations to spend unlimited amounts of shareholder money from the corporate
treasury rather than from the individual bank accounts of that
corporations officers and key employees is bad for our democracy, bad for
the integrity of our elections and contrary to common-sense, said Steve
Bullock, Montana Attorney General.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed enforcement of Montanas law
while it the case is appealed before the High Court. Democracy for
America has taken steps to chip away Citizens United, first by collecting over
200,000 signatures supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders Constitutional Amendment and
now turning their efforts to the court. During the campaign, DFA
collected 105,640 member signatures and made over 1,200 member phone calls urging their Attorneys General to support Attorney General Bullocks fight.
A full list of supportive Attorneys General and the brief can be found here: http://scr.bi/KDs56p