The Democracy Amendment Ballot Question
Shall the state [senator or representative] from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a resolution calling upon Congress to propose an amendment to the US Constitution affirming that 1) corporations are not entitled to the constitutional rights of human beings, and 2) both Congress and the states may place limits on political contributions and political spending?
Frequently Asked Questions
Who supports a constitutional amendment?83% of Democrats, 73% of Republicans, and 81% of Independents oppose Citizens United.
9 states – Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Hawaii, Maryland, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Vermont – have called for Congress to propose a constitutional amendment.
Over 300 US municipalities have passed resolutions in favor of an amendment, including at least 70 in Massachusetts.
11 state attorneys general, led by Massachusetts's Martha Coakley, have written to Congress urging the passage of an amendment.
22 state attorneys general urged the Court to uphold a Montana law challenging Citizens United.
A dozen versions of an amendment have been introduced by US representatives and senators.
115+ citizens' organizations support a constitutional amendment.
More than 2 million people have signed petitions in support of an amendment.