Diverse community has come forward to challenge Citizens United years after ruling terrible made
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Citizens United Anniversary Stimulates Big Action around the U.S.
“On the second anniversary of the much-despised Citizens United ruling, protesters gathered at the Supreme Court and unfurled a large banner reading ‘U.S. Supreme Koch’ to protest the undue influence that far-right special interests and billionaires like the Koch brothers wield over the Court and U.S. politics,” for example (video above).
“The Kochs and their kind are engaged in a hostile corporate takeover of our nation’s political system,” said John Sellers, co-founder of The Other 98%. “We’ve come to the scene of the crime today – the U.S. Supreme Court – to tell the justices exactly what we think of the infamous Citizens United ruling that made that takeover possible.”
Why this is important: Due to the Citizens United ruling, corporations can now influence U.S. political campaigns and elections like never before. If you thought your politicians were bought before (well, for the most part, they were), things are A LOT worse now. Without getting this decision reversed, your country is in the hands of mega-corporations, not you (sorry).
More from the other 98%: “Two years ago, the Citizens United ruling opened the floodgates to secretive and unlimited corporate political contributions and gave a major boost to the rapidly expanding political empire of David and Charles Koch and those of other millionaires and billionaires.”
Read more at http://planetsave.com/2012/01/23/citizens-united-anniversary-stimulates-big-action-around-the-u-s