The U.S. Supreme Court just released its decision in McCutcheon v. FEC, and it is bad: a narrow majority of justices voted to allow a small cadre of billionaires and millionaires to pump even more money into our political system.
The court struck down limits on the total amount an individual can give to candidates and political parties, opening the door even wider for the economic elite to dominate politics and policy.
Under the Court's decision, the super-wealthy can now donate $3.6 million directly to candidates and parties in a single election cycle -- and thanks to Citizens United, much more to "independent" groups like Super PACs.
This is an outrageous decision, and it highlights the need for a constitutional amendment to put democracy back in the hands of We the People.
Now is a time to fight back.
As Fighting Bob LaFollette (founder of The Progressive) said nearly a century ago: "Free men of every generation must combat renewed efforts of organized force and greed to destroy liberty."
Today, women and men across the country are coming together for 130 actions in 38 states to raise their voices against the billions of dollars flooding into our political system and corrupting the democratic process.
With today's ruling in McCutcheon, last year's radical Shelby County decision on voting rights, and the atrocious 2010 Citizens United ruling, this Court has secured its place in history as one uniquely fixated on eradicating the laws governing our rights in a democracy.
Now is a moment for action and movement -- together, we will raise our voices against the influence of moneyed interests. Find an event near you.
The Center for Media and Democracy and its allies sent a letter to Congress today calling for a constitutional amendment to get money out of politics.