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Huffman co-introduces Democracy For All Amendement

Congressman Jared Huffman has co-introduced the Democracy For All Amendment that seeks to reverse the Supreme Court’s decision of the Citizens United case that gave corporations and the wealthiest donors unlimited influence in our elections. The amendment is slated for an historic vote on the floor of the US Senate later this year.

Huffman said, “Citizens United and other Supreme Court decisions have corroded our system of democracy allowing special interests to spend unlimited amounts of secret money to get their favored candidates elected. The Democracy For All Amendment will reverse these disastrous Supreme Court decisions and restore Congress’ authority to pass laws protecting the integrity of our electoral process. It’s time to fix our broken system.”

Since the 2010 Citizens United decision, Americans have witnessed an unprecedented explosion of big money in state and federal elections. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, outside spending tripled between 2008 and 2012, and 93 percent of the more than $600 million spent in 2012 by Super PACs came from about 3,300 donors, or eleven-hundredths of 1-percent of the American population.