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Rally Against Citizens United at the Sacramento Capitol

Join us in Sacramento on Saturday, January 21, for a rally on the second anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling.

We’ll be protesting the court’s disastrous decision, which allows corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money in elections. We’ll be at the West Capitol Steps in Sacramento from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Sign up to attend the rally.

The rally is part of the national Days of Action being organized by Public Citizen and over 40 other sponsoring organizations, including Common Cause, Free Speech for People, Greenpeace,, People For the American Way, Move to Amend and California Church IMPACT.

The Sacramento rally is crucial to building momentum for a proposed state resolution jointly authored by Assemblymembers Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) and Michael Allen (D-Santa Rosa), instructing Congress to send to the states for ratification a constitutional amendment overturning the Citizens United ruling and restoring constitutional rights and fair elections to the people.

The First Amendment should not be transformed into a tool for corporations seeking to evade and invalidate democratically enacted reforms. Local and state resolutions are key to increasing grassroots national support for a constitutional amendment.

Join us for this rally as we build on the momentum of recently passed city council resolutions in Los Angeles and Oakland calling for a constitutional amendment.

As you know, the Citizens United ruling has increased the influence of corporate money in our elections and expanded corporate political power by ending a century-old ban on the direct spending of money from corporate coffers for political campaigns. This has made an already flawed campaign funding system far, far worse. Skyrocketing spending by corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent — through secret channels and completely unaccountable independent groups — is having pervasive negative impacts on politics and policymaking. A rapidly growing movement is calling for a constitutional amendment to reverse this dangerous ruling and restore constitutional rights to the people.