We’ve blogged a couple of times about the Supreme Court’s decision to review campaign finance reform, but now we’re taking action and invite YOU to join us.
On Sept. 9, the Supreme Court hears a case, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, that reopens the question of unlimited corporate money in our elections. In a stunning move, the court will reach back and reconsider two other pivotal campaign finance cases settled long ago.
What does this mean for you and me, the voters? Corporations could wield even more influence than they do now over policies that affect us all. If you think it’s hard to get your perspective heard now on issues like climate change and health care reform, you likely would be completely shut out if the court does what it is indicating it might do.
We don’t want our elections rolled by corporate power. So we’ve launched a new Web site, www.DontGetRolled.org. On it, you can pledge to protest on Sept. 9 and get different ideas of how to take action.
Here are a few:
- EMAIL: Use our handy Tell a Friend and Email Your Rep. pages to share your support of fair elections with your friends and elected officials.
- BLOG: Talk up the “Pledge to Protest” on your favorite blogs.
- FACEBOOK: Update your status with information about the “Pledge to Protest” and spread the word to all your friends (make sure you’re a fan of Public Citizen while you’re at it!)
- TWITTER: Tweet information on the “Pledget to Protest” to your followers (or re-tweet Public_Citizen’s posts!)
- TALK RADIO: Call into your local talk radio station and use the power of the airwaves to amplify your voice.
- NEWS: Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.
Send your stories, pictures and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org to make our protest stronger. Democracy is about making your voice heard, and now is the time do it!