Demos Releases “Top 10 Ways Citizens United Endangers Democracy”

Release Date: 
January 19, 2012

NEW YORK— Two years ago the Supreme Court got it supremely wrong when it held that corporations had the same rights as people to spend money in elections. Demos, a non partisan policy organization, has created a top ten list outlining the ways in which the Citizens United decision has made a bad situation much worse. Campaign finance laws protect our democracy from corruption and preserve the integrity of our elections.  These rules governing the use of money in politics were in a sorry state before but Citizens United made a bad situation worse.

READ THE TOP 10 LIST HERE
VIEW ALL OF DEMOS’ CITIZENS UNITED WORK HERE
 
Demos experts have been covering the fallout from Citizens United, they include:
 
--Bob Herbert, Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow: Watch him take on Citizens United and SuperPACS on MSNBC's "Up with Chris Hayes". 
 
--Robert Kuttner, Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow and co-founder of The American Prospect: Read his latest piece on how Citizens United feeds into public disillusionment with politics.
 
--Brenda Wright, Demos Democracy Program Director: Watch to her argue that we need to require Corporate CEOs who fund Super PACs to provide full disclosure of donations.
 
--Liz Kennedy, Demos Democracy Program Counsel: Has first-hand experience litigating against Citizens United, having assisted in the the U.S. Supreme Court's most recent campaign finance case, and provided public policy assistance to state legislators and reformers.
 
 
Demos experts are available for comment, please see the contact information above. Syndication/republication of Citizens United blogs and graphics is welcomed and encouraged, with attribution.
 
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