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The U.S. Supreme Court, in its 5-4 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission (2010), decided that corporate money spent in elections is “free speech”, and protected by the Constitution. When it did this, it threw out decades worth of campaign finance laws that had restricted election spending by corporations, unions, and other organized groups. The ruling has also dramatically expanded other “corporate rights” and distorted the First Amendment to give constitutional rights to corporate entities that were never intended to enjoy the protections the Constitution reserves for “We the People.”

On November 6th, voters in 6 Massachusetts State Senate and 30 State Representative districts will vote on a ballot question that supports a Constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision and establish fair elections. Over three hundred local activists collected nearly 20,000 signatures statewide in support of the ballot question. A ‘YES’ vote on the Democracy Amendment…

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