Help Crush Citizens United — May 11

Overturn Citizens UnitedPlease join California Common Cause to learn more about Proposition C and support the Campaign to Constitutionally Crush Citizens United!

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

At the home of LA Progressive founders Dick Price & Sharon Kyle in Mount Washington:
(address provided upon RSVP)

Speakers include:

  • State Senator Kevin de Leon
  • Los Angeles City Councilmember Richard Alarcon (CD-7)
  • Kathay Feng, Executive Director, California Common Cause

The Citizens United decision has been one of the most damaging to our democracy – opening the floodgates to unlimited and unprecedented spending to influence our elections.

prop cMore than 7 million voters had a chance to weigh in directly with their views regarding Citizens United in ballot measures in the November 2012 election. What they had to say was clear: corporations are not people, money is not free speech. Here are the results:

  • Montana: 75% YES
  • Colorado: 74% YES
  • Massachusetts: 79% YES
  • Richmond, CA: 72% YES
  • San Francisco: 81% YES
  • Chicago: 74% YES
  • Local Oregon Measures: 73‐80% YES

On May 21, Los Angeles voters will have the chance to weigh in on the question of overturning Citizens United through a constitutional amendment. And if Prop C passes, Los Angeles will be the largest jurisdiction to approve a resolution to overturn Citizens United.

Please join us Saturday, May 11 to learn more about Prop C! Light brunch will be served. Please don’t forget to RSVP!

Suggested Contribution: $50
To RSVP please contribute an amount that is comfortable for you or call 213-623-1216 to RSVP by phone.

Please make checks payable to: Common Cause – Yes on Prop C
FPPC ID#1355966

Visit www.yesonpropositionc.com for more information.

Want to know more about Citizens United? Here is what Wikipedia has to say:

The Supreme Court held in Citizens United that it was unconstitutional to ban free speech through the limitation of independent communications by corporations, associations, and unions,i.e. that corporations and labor unions may spend their own money to support or oppose political candidates through independent communications like television advertisements. This ruling was frequently interpreted as permitting corporations and unions to donate to political campaigns, or else removing limits on how much a donor can contribute to a campaign.

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