January 24, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 40

Washington joins backlash against ‘Citizens United’ decision

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Washington lawmakers are being asked to take a stand on campaign finance reform.

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Demos and Washington News Service
Demos and U.S. PIRG call this “The Millionaires Club,” and cite it as proof of the clout created for the wealthiest Americans by the Citizens United decision.

On Jan. 17, a coalition called WAMEND presented the Legislature with 10,000 signatures, asking lawmakers to go on record advocating an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to reverse the Citizens United decision. That’s the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that ended campaign-spending limits for corporations and special interest groups.

A new report from the watchdog group Demos says big businesses and their wealthy owners now dominate political fundraising more than ever.

“The top 32 super-PAC do...

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