Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The State of Montana challenges Citizens United

Montana has taken a stand against the legalization of bribery more commonly known as unlimited corporate election spending. If Montana succeeds in defying the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, the other 49 states will be able to do the same.

Ask your state's Governor to stand up for Montana.

The U.S. Supreme Court may soon hear a case between the State of Montana and two corporations suing for their "human right" to the "free speech" of unlimited election spending. The Supreme Court could take this opportunity to undo its disastrous Citizens United decision. Or it could decline to take up the case by agreeing with the Montana Supreme Court that Montana's law does not violate the First Amendment. Or the U.S. Supreme Court could strip Montana of its right not to see its elections sold to the highest bidder.

As goes Montana, so go the other 49 states. All of our Governors and Attorneys General can take a public position now in support of Montana's right to limit corporate election spending.

Ask your state to get on the right side of this question.

Please forward this email widely to like-minded friends.

Onward,
Aimee, David, Sarah
and the RootsAction team

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