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LCV Statement Ahead of Senate Debate on Constitutional Amendment Overturning Citizens United and McCutcheon Decisions

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September 8, 2014  

WASHINGTON DC — League of Conservation Voters (LCV) President Gene Karpinski released this statement ahead of consideration in the Senate today of Senate Joint Resolution 19, a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions, which opened the floodgates for polluter money in politics:

“The special interests that are polluting our air, water and climate are the same ones that are polluting our democracy. People across the country are frustrated by the influence wielded by those who can write the biggest check and bend government’s will to benefit those who pollute the air we breathe and the water we drink. The Senate should pass this amendment overturning the Supreme Court’s disastrous decisions and re-establish what our Founders intended – a government that answers to the people, not super wealthy corporations.”  


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