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Today Democracy for America (DFA) announced that Russ Feingold and Wisconsin
Senatorial Candidate Tammy Baldwin have signed onto their new campaign designed
to dismantle the Citizens United decision.
The campaign calls on Attorneys General from across the United States to
sign onto an amicus brief, a legal document being spearheaded by Montana
Attorney General Steve Bullock, documenting the need to overturn the 2010
Supreme Court decision.
"Democrats from all
over the country are joining our campaign to overturn the Citizens United
decision, said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Thanks to the efforts of Wisconsinites
Tammy Baldwin and Russ Feingold, more people are getting involved and
contacting their Attorneys General weve already had over 100,000 members
sign onto our petition. Its clear that
unrestricted money corrupts our democratic process and leaves the middle class believing
that their elected officials bought and paid for. This corruption must end.
Both Tammy Baldwin and Russ Feingold weighed in on the campaign: Tammy Baldwin, Wisconsin Senatorial
Candidate: We cannot sit idly by while Washington fails to address the
consequences of Citizens United. In Wisconsin,
weve seen the floodgates open on these corporate-fueled TV ads. They are deceiving to voters and allowing
corporations to play a disastrous role in our elections. Russ Feingold, Former Wisconsin Senator: The Supreme Court overturned nearly 100 years of settled law with its
disastrous Citizens United ruling, and created a roadmap for unlimited
corporate money to corrupt out elections.
We know that corporate contributions have no place in American democracy
and Im proud that Progressives United supports Democracy for Americas efforts
to stop Citizens United from dismantling the future of our democracy.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed enforcement of Montanas law
while the case is appealed before the High Court. Democracy for America
has taken steps to chip away Citizens United, first by collecting over 100,000
signatures supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders Constitutional Amendment and now
turning their efforts to the court. In just three weeks, DFA has
collected over 100,000 signatures from across the country urging their members Attorneys
General to sign the amicus brief supporting Attorney General Bullocks
DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA Democracy for America is a people-powered Democratic Political Action
Committee. With over one million members nationwide, DFA is a grassroots
powerhouse working to change our country and the Democratic Party from the