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Maine Joins Call To Overturn 'Citizens United,' Rid Elections Of Unlimited Corporate Donations


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Citizens United, corporate, election spending, Maine )

Judy
- 538 days ago - mintpressnews.com
This week Maine became the 13th state to reject the influence of "wealthy special interests" in elections by calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn the 2010 Citizens United decision giving corporations the same rights as people.



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Jae A. (323)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 1:47 pm
YES YES YES ! !
 

Debbie G. (314)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 2:06 pm
Great news. I hope more states follow suit.
 

Alan Lambert (95)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 2:46 pm
If we can get 38, that's enough for a convention...
 

Judy C. (108)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 4:21 pm
Citizens' United is the root of lots of evils in this country. This is good news for sure. I hope it spreads, too!
 

Laurie H. (719)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 7:38 pm
YES+keep this coming!!!!! Thanks Judy!!~
 

Dandelion G. (380)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 7:41 pm
Good for them. They have a good organization going there. They also voted in medical marijuana too.
 

Kit B. (276)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 8:16 pm

I sure would prefer this be overturned on a national level, just to keep it all consistent, but I'm thrilled to see so many states moving in the right direction. Montana is still struggling with their own state decisions on campaign finance. Texas is just an old whore taking money from anyone.
 

Louise D. (38)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 11:57 pm
The Beatles sang "money can't buy you love" however you can rent it, rig elections and let creatures like Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Mittens walk the earth as serious politicians (well if you drink whisky for breakfast perhaps). The whole idea that corporations can pay for tame candidates or extremely corrupt ones shows a serious cancer in American politics and calling it Citizens united is even more cynical. So it will be well rid of, so hopefully there will be a bit of sanity coming into politics.
 

Patricia H. (468)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:10 am
noted
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 4:39 am
Good for them! Thanks for sharing, Judy.
 

Mary ann S. (11)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 4:39 am
Hope it happens
 

paul m. (93)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 4:56 am

Noted..
 

Michael Sandstrom (306)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:35 am
You mean its "We the Corporations" and not " We the People"? MANY thing MUST change to bring it back to we the people and this is one of them.... TY
 

Jaime A. (33)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:48 am
Noted.
 

Effie Ligon (57)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 9:00 am
Thank goodness people are waking up and standing up and taking action! We The People is beginning to have meaning again!
 

Christeen Anderson (515)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 12:56 pm
Kudos to the fine state of Maine. Thank you.
 

lisa O. (6)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 12:56 pm
Way to go, Maine! Lets keep the momentum rolling and get the majority of states to work on fairer elections.
 

James Maynard (68)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 1:25 pm
Kudos to Maine for joining with the other 12 States.
A 'new' 13 original to fight a Supreme Court induced
injustice.
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 1:47 pm
I think every state should do this.
 

lee e. (114)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:45 pm
We've lost our democracy - we are a plutocracy -- so let's not assume that we are in any way a thing of the past, but we really must fight to bring back democracy -- which may mean revolution against corporations - hopefully Maine is one to help lead the way!
 

Birgit W. (147)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:51 pm
Very good article, thank you.
 

Elizabeth M. (67)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 5:11 pm
This is just so great!! There is movement taking place!! I do agree with Kit though - that ".
it would be better on a national level to keep it consistent"
Thank You for posting Judy and hope to get up-dates.
 

Russell R. (87)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 5:25 pm
We started this Country with 13 States. Now lets see how many want to be United!
 

Kayleigh Harter (9)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 8:25 pm
Thanks
 

paul m. (93)
Monday May 6, 2013, 1:19 am

Noted..
 

Fran F. (114)
Monday May 6, 2013, 2:02 am
Way to go, State of Maine! Citizens United does need to be overturned on a national level, as Kit pointed out, and every state that opposes it develops momentum toward national repeal.
 

Janet K. (94)
Monday May 6, 2013, 2:06 am
Next, we need to find a way to get rid of anti-American Supreme Court Justices who were appointed to a "for life" position and then ruled to put our nation's democracy up for sale.
 

Dave C. (216)
Monday May 6, 2013, 4:35 am
Onward and Upward, Maine!!!!
Corporation are NOT people!!!!
 

Robert K. (31)
Monday May 6, 2013, 5:26 am
Not only does Citizens United need to be overturned, lobbying must become illegal again as it was when corporate laws were first passed.
 

Irene S. (63)
Monday May 6, 2013, 1:25 pm
Really good news!
 

Leann Wells Huber (0)
Monday May 6, 2013, 4:16 pm
Good! People should have control, not corporations.
 

Barbara V. (51)
Monday May 6, 2013, 4:44 pm
It's scary how evil and corruption has infiltrated politics in this country. If we don't act soon and clean house , we are going to be very, very sorry when these monsters finally take over.
 

Robin T. (14)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 1:51 am
$6 Billion of tax payers money! I am quite sure that was all tax deductible. Corporations just aren't that generous with their own money.
It's frightening to think that so many people are so easily swayed by a big spectacle when voting and then we cry because they are not looking after their constituents. If I remember correctly one of your Senators actually made the statement "We are not here for the public" or words to that effect, just after the motion to have better checks on gun licence applicants was defeated. Question is who put him their and why?
 

Ro H. (0)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 4:54 am
ty
 

Carlene V. (203)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 6:20 am
States are doing something but what will SCOTUS do with the plutocrats sitting on the bench? Just think of what that $6 billion could do in many states and towns where there are people without jobs or homes or healthcare. We simply must keep up the fight and not let our country be run by these money hungry corporations,
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 11:20 am
GOOD FOR THEM!

Who's next?
 

Winn Adams (194)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 1:48 pm
Terrific!!!
 

Dianna M. (15)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 2:15 pm
Maine? The same state whose governor called child labor laws unconstitutional? THAT Maine? Okay, that was the governor, not "the people of Maine"--but still, they elected him!




--Or is THAT why they're calling for Citizen's United to be overturned, 'cos now they want to get rid of him?
 

Colleen L. (2)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 3:36 pm
Good for them. I'm happy to hear that. Money shouldn't play a factor in any politician's vote/seat. These big companies can go and take a hike. Thanks Judy
 

David Menard (43)
Wednesday May 8, 2013, 6:16 am
A plutocratic corporate state run by the mega rich and their lobbyist whores was not what the founding fathers envisioned for the US.Did not we break away from Great Britain to free ourselves from the control of a moneyed elite IE King George and his nobles and aristocracy?Why? just to replace them with rule by billionaires,mega corps and their lobbyists,bought and bought and paid for flunkies (our supposedly elected officials). They can't win an election without corporate $$$$$$$$$$$$. corporations are not people but Some obscene homunculus,created by the perverse greed of the modern robber barons.Credit where credit is due.can I get a Hel yeah for Maine.now if the rest on the states would follow their example we just might have a chance of getting an amendment declaring the obscenity that is citizens united even the name is a deception declared null and void.
 
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