There is currently a 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. This movement seeks 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, 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.
Amendments have been proposed in both houses of Congress since 2011 after the rendering 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.
Our efforts in support of an amendment allowing effective regulation of campaign finance are orchestrated through its Campaign Finance Committee.