Four years after the Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United, surveys and polls continue to show the American people believe the decision was wrong. Those polls also reflect a deep concern that big money contributions by corporations and wealthy donors have endangered fair access to the political process and law-making. In addition, there is a strong sense among those polled that Citizens United is harmful to equal representation and political participation.
The kind folks at Free Speech for People interviewed me for a short video about my book, Citizens DisUnited which came just a year ago. Much of our work overlaps and I’m frequently in contact with FSFP – in particular, they are working on a constitutional amendment to address the Citizens United decision. We’re now 1/3 of the way toward this goal and there’s more interest in the issue than ever. Check out the FSFP website because there’s lots of information and some really good resources. And, in the meantime, watch the video out Citizens DisUnited.