CALL TO ACTION: Democracy for All Amendment

 

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THE JOB NOW is to help secure additional cosponsors for S.J. Res 5 and H.J. Res 22, the Senate and House versions of the Democracy for All Amendment.

With 41 supporters in the Senate and 102 in the House we have a good start, but need to do some more work. Coffee Party USA will be joining People For the American Way, Public Citizen, Free Speech For People, Common Cause, US PIRG and many others  in mounting a multi-pronged campaign to boost the House and Senate co-sponsorship of the amendment.

We’re hoping that you'll be able to pitch in and help us show how broad the support is for the Democracy for All Amendment.  

Watch www.coffeepartyusa and Facebook for details! The full language of the Amendment follows.

114th CONGRESS
1st Session 

H.J.RES.22

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 20, 2015

JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

ARTICLE—

SECTION 1.  

To advance democratic self-government and political equality for all, and to protect the integrity of government and the electoral process, Congress and the States may regulate and set limits on the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections.     

SECTION 2.  

Congress and the States shall have power to implement this article by appropriate legislation, and may distinguish between natural persons and corporations or other artificial entities created by law, including by prohibiting such entities from spending money to influence elections.

SECTION 3.  

Nothing in this article shall be construed to grant Congress or the States the power to abridge the freedom of the press.

 


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