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Rally against Citizens United: Jan 20th and 21st
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Dear Friends,

Join us in Los Angeles next week for events marking the second anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling.

On Friday, January 20, we'll be Occupying the Court, and on Saturday, January 21, we'll be Occupying the Corporation

These events are part of the national Days of Action being organized by Common Cause and more than 40 other sponsoring organizations, including Public Citizen, Free Speech for People, People For the American Way, and Move to Amend.

The First Amendment should not be transformed into a tool for corporations seeking to evade and invalidate democratically enacted reforms. Local and state resolutions are key to increasing grassroots national support for a constitutional amendment. This is where we start.

Join us as we build on the momentum of recently passed city council resolutions right here in Los Angeles as well as Oakland calling for a constitutional amendment.

As you know, the Citizens United ruling has increased the influence of corporate money in our elections and expanded corporate political power by ending a century-old ban on the direct spending of money from corporate coffers for political campaigns. This has made an already flawed campaign funding system far, far worse. Skyrocketing spending by corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent — through secret channels and largely unaccountable independent groups — is having pervasive negative impacts on politics and policymaking. A rapidly growing movement is calling for a constitutional amendment to reverse this dangerous ruling and restore constitutional rights to the people.

Sign up to join us on Friday, January 20 here, and on for Saturday, January 21 here. 

Thanks for all you do,

Anjuli Kronheim
and the rest of the California Common Cause team 
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