Petition to Remove Corporate Campaign Donations
Petition to overturn Citizens United vs. FEC
Citation: 558 U.S. 310 (2010) was a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court concerning the relationship between campaign finance and free speech. It was argued in 2009 and decided in 2010. The court held that the free speech clause of the First Amendment prohibits the government from restricting independent expenditures for political campaigns by corporations, including nonprofit corporations, labor unions, and other associations.
Grounds to overturn: Giving the first amendment right of free speech to corporations and other noncitizens entities infringes upon the first amendment right of US citizens. The bill of rights was written by the founding fathers to protect the rights of voting citizens, not entities. Furthermore, PACs and Super PACs allow participants to exceed donation limits placed on citizens, thereby diluting actual people citizens' political donations. They are also allowing money from foreign persons and entities to influence elections. Corporations are not people; money is not speech! Removing donation limits on citizens will not help as most citizens do not have the means to spend much on political campaigns.
The rampant corporate and noncitizens entity influence has led to increased corruption, and government debt as donors expect something in return from the politicians they help elect. Many donors are multinational corporations and entities that are not interested in preserving the US Constitution or the United States as a democratic republic.
Please add your name to the petition today:
By adding my name to this petition, I state that my rights as a citizen of the United States are infringed by corporate’ and entity’ donations to United States elections on all levels, from local to national elections. I request the Supreme Court overturn Citizens United vs. FEC and all other rulings that silence and dilute voting citizens’ rights to free and fair elections. Furthermore, I am signing this petition to remove all influence that prevents the elected representatives from working for the people that elected them.
Your information will not be shared or sold. It will be used only to inform you of related issues and present your name and other petition signers to the Supreme Court.