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Pass a Local Resolution Calling for an Amendment

Congratulations again on your amazing successes in January.

Working with us and other national, state and local groups, you hosted more than 350 events in 49 states around the anniversary of the infamous Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission U.S. Supreme Court ruling and had a huge effect in the media. Here’s just one sign of our success: President Barack Obama announced that he supports a constitutional amendment.

But there’s more work to do.

Please join us in working to pass a local resolution calling for an amendment.

As we move into the 2012 campaign season, we are beginning to get a taste of just how far corporations are willing to go to influence our political process, and the picture is not pretty. In the wake of Citizens United, corporations are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to ensure that their interests are the ones our politicians are concerned about, at the expense of the interests of the American people.

That’s where you come in. It’s time to focus our energies locally to pass resolutions calling for an amendment to overturn Citizens United.

Already, people in towns and cities across the country are advancing resolutions through their city councils and state legislatures that declare public support for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, challenge corporate power and keep our democracy firmly in the hands of the American people. We think this is inspiring and want to help kick it into a higher gear.

This spring, we’re planning a push to pass 100 new local resolutions calling for a constitutional amendment. Will you join us?

Working with our supporters and allies, we’ll work with you to hold organizing meetings, conduct outreach to supportive local officials and generate media attention for your local resolution efforts. Our goal is to have a critical mass of resolutions introduced and passed by late spring, when we’ll help showcase these initiatives via a “Resolutions Week” that will feature events, press outreach and online actions to convey the broad scope of local actions nationwide.

Help organize your community to push for a local resolution calling for an amendment.

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