We The People Campaign Takes On Citizens United And More: Campaign Cash Roundup

With the campaign cycle in full-swing comes a flood of corporate dollars.

There’s a new front in the push to remedy the damage caused by the Citizens United decision. Paul Blumenthal profiles the We the People Campaign and its impressive start. The We The People Campaign was launched by The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel, former Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jim Hightower and former Mother Jones publisher Jay Harris to bring progressive media and advocacy groups together and to draw attention to journalism that exposes corporate spending in politics. As we’ve already seen with Target last year, the more corporations are forced to account for their political spending to the American people, the more careful they will be with those dollars.

Noam Chomsky offers his thoughts on the battle between corporate cash and the 99% here, highlighting the movement across many states to eliminate the legal fiction of corporate personhood.

Maine’s proud tradition of running clean elections is under attack as the state’s groundbreaking Clean Elections Act is under attack from outside money. Clean Elections Act was the first-in-the-nation attempt to replace private campaign contributions with public funding of campaigns to keep the issues, and the money, local.

Care2 readers are involved as well. Check back here for ongoing coverage of the efforts to keep corporate cash out of our elections and sign our petition to make your voice heard.


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William C
William C2 months ago

Thanks for the article.

W. C
W. C2 months ago

Thank you for the information.

John O'Neal
John O’Neal6 years ago

If Americans do continue to fail to act, our wealth and freedoms under the Constitution and Bill of Right will stolen by the Global Elites. We are in worse financial condition than Greece. What is coming our way? Thank you Bernie Sanders for doing your part and job to reverse this tide...

Holy Lawrence
Holly Lawrence6 years ago

Impeach the Judges!

Robert K.
Robert K6 years ago

Corrupt corporations contribute 80 times as much as unions, and unions represent actual people.

Jane Barton
Jane Barton6 years ago

Jo, SCROTUS justices need to be removed one at a time with a dull knife.

Frances C.
Frances C6 years ago


Whirlpool is closing their plant in America to ship jobs overseas. They are firing 5000 workers so they can pay dirt wages overseas and boost their stock price and get larger bonuses. This is after they took nineteen million dollars in stimulus money.

We must not buy Whirlpool products. Let them know how disgusted we are and we are not going to take it anymore. There is more bad that they have done that can be looked up.

We can as a people change things but we have to work at it. This is one of the reasons we are protesting.

Jo Patterson

Question: Can SCOTUS justices be impeached and removed?

Vivianne Mosca-Clark

People have hearts and compassion.

Corporations do not.

Toby S.
Past Member 6 years ago

Corporate personhood would be tempered if full disclosure was required. Requiring full disclosure of contributions would allow one to "follow the money" and it would truly force accountablility.

Bad publicity is worse than no publicity for most corporations. Full disclosure requirements would be very valuable in curbing corruption, I believe.