Montana has taken a stand against the legalization of bribery more commonly known as unlimited corporate election spending. If Montana succeeds in defying the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, the other 49 states will be able to do the same.
Ask your state's Governor to stand up for Montana.
The U.S. Supreme Court may soon hear a case between the State of Montana and two corporations suing for their "human right" to the "free speech" of unlimited election spending. The Supreme Court could take this opportunity to undo its disastrous Citizens United decision. Or it could decline to take up the case by agreeing with the Montana Supreme Court that Montana's law does not violate the First Amendment. Or the U.S. Supreme Court could strip Montana of its right not to see its elections sold to the highest bidder.
As goes Montana, so go the other 49 states. All of our Governors and Attorneys General can take a public position now in support of Montana's right to limit corporate election spending.
Ask your state to get on the right side of this question.
Please forward this email widely to like-minded friends.
Aimee, David, Sarah
and the RootsAction team
P.S. Our small staff is supported by contributions from people like you; your donations are greatly appreciated.
P.P.S. RootsAction is an independent online force endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, Coleen Rowley, and many others.
Resource New York Times: Montana Takes on Citizens United