The 28th Amendment

The “28th Amendment” refers to the national effort to have the U.S. Congress adopt, and for the States to ratify, an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to reform campaign finance practices in this country to stop corruption and establish equal participation and representation in the campaign process  by reversing the U.S. Supreme Court’s disastrous  decisions  Buckley v. Valeo, Citizens United v. FEC, Arizona Free Enterprise Club’s Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett and McCutcheon v. FEC and other related cases that have substantially crippled the ability of the federal, state and local governments to effectively regulate campaign contributions and expenditures.

Many proposed 28th Amendments have been proposed in both houses of Congress since 2011 after the publication of the Citizens United v. FEC decision in 2010. (See here). Some amendments that have been proposed also seek to refute the doctrine of “corporate” personhood and clarify that corporations and other artificial entities created by law were not intended to and do not have rights under the U.S. Constitution.

NMMOP’s efforts in support of the 28th Amendment are orchestrated through its 28th Amendment Committee which also functions as the American Promise Association chapter in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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