This Election Day, when voters across the country arrive at their polling place, many will simply be glad just to be done with what is almost certain to be the most expensive election campaign in U.S. history.
The unprecedented barrage of mudslinging, distortions and multimillion-dollar ad blitzes that has dominated the 2012 elections has made the need for campaign finance reform abundantly clear. And now, more than ever before, democracy activists across the country have an opportunity to answer the questions that this year’s campaign cycle has left burning in the hearts of Americans of every political persuasion: Why is our democracy going in this direction, and what can we do about it?
Let’s make sure that as they leave the polls, people have the opportunity to get involved with the movement for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, take democracy off the auction block and preserve constitutional rights for people – not corporations.
On Nov. 6, citizens just like you will be petitioning at polling places all across the country for a constitutional amendment. Fed up with the money corrupting our political process, they will be engaging their communities face-to-face, educating voters and building support for the remedy to the out-of control political spending that has left too many feeling discouraged about our political process as they cast their ballots.
American voters overwhelmingly agree that there is too much money in the political process. On Election Day, let’s come together to undertake the essential grassroots work of letting frustrated voters know why the floodgates have been opened to hundreds of millions of dollars of corporate cash and how we can band together to close them.
Of all the things voters could get involved in on Election Day, nothing is more fundamental to the future of our country than educating the electorate about the Citizens United ruling and building support for an amendment to ensure that future elections will be decided by the people, and not corporations.
Our democracy needs you. Will you join the movement on Election Day?
You can follow the campaign for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United v. FEC and end our #Democracy4Sale on Twitter @RuleByUs. To sign up to petition on election day, you can click here.