On January 21, 2010 The United States Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United v FEC that corporations have the same rights as people and can spend unlimited money in our elections. The consequences of this decision are already being felt at the national, state, and local level.
The best way to reverse the Court’s holding is to amend the Constitution, just as the people have done 27 times before.
HOW YOU CAN HELP MAKE THIS HAPPEN:
Hundreds of cities around the country are passing resolutions supporting a constitutional amendment as a necessary step toward restoring free and fair elections to the American people both locally and nationally. You can make Austin the first city in Texas to officially stand against Citizens United:
- Contact Austin council members and ask them to support a resolution reversing Citizens United on June 14th.
- Write a letter to the editor supporting actions against Citizens United. Sample language can be found here.
See the Austin City Council resolution here.
Please contact us if you have questions or need help with any of these action items. You can also find up-to-date information on the TX campaign on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/CommonCauseTexas?v=wall. For toolkits, talking points and additional resources visit www.amend2012.org and www.resolutionsweek.org.
Common Cause Texas – PO BOX 602, Austin Texas 78767, CommonCauseTexas@yahoo.com
Coffee Party Austin Texas – PO BOX 201271, Austin Texas 78720, firstname.lastname@example.org.