North Carolina Citizens United Lobby Day II

It's time to rally the troops once more for our 2nd Citizens United Lobby Day!  House Joint Resolution 1201 and Senate Joint Resolution 937 have been filed and our legislators need to hear from us!

When: Wednesday June 13th 9am to 1pm

NY TIMES: North Carolina, Meet Citizens United

cross posting from NY Times:

The North Carolina Judicial Coalition is a new tax-exempt organization, known as a super PAC, supported by wealthy conservative Republicans who are determined to make this year’s race for a seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court ideological and expensive.

Fracking debate fuels campaign gifts to lawmakers

As North Carolina lawmakers take up a new bill on hydraulic fracturing, the much-debated energy drilling method commonly known as “fracking,” a new report finds that energy interests tied to fracking gave campaign contributions to more than 100 state legislators between 2009 and 2011.

Citzens Unted Lobby Day Press Conference video

Citizen Group Seeks to Curb Corporate Power

Asks Congress to Overturn Citizens United

RALEIGH--A new group of North Carolina activists have joined a national movement to reinvigorate democracy by seeking a resolution in the North Carolina General Assembly that calls upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to restore democracy and overturn the Supreme Court decision, Citizens United v. FEC.

N.C. Landmark Clean Elections Law Remains Strong

All eight statewide judicial candidates have enrolled in public financing program for 2012

RALEIGH – North Carolina’s successful program of judicial public financing continues to enjoy broad, bipartisan support, despite Monday’s ruling in N.C. Right to Life PAC v. Leake eliminating a seldom-used component of the system.

Citizens United Lobby Day

Wednesday, May 23rd

Restore Democracy,  Overturn Citizens United

 Join us at the Citizens United Lobby Day - May 23rd in Raleigh.  We will be joining the People of Color Lobby Day then meeting with legislators about why we need to overturn Citizens United.

Citizens United Lobby Day Schedule

8:00am          Registration and Fellowship at First Baptist Church, Raleigh

May 23rd - Citizens United Lobby Day

A government “of, by and for the people” is the most basic promise of American democracy ─
but, in 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling eroded this promise by deciding it is unconstitutional to limit the amount of money that corporations and trade unions can spend to tell people to elect or defeat specific candidates.

Berger’s education plan: An end to public financing?

Citizens United Amendment in Numbers

Momentum is growing.

-The number of states (Hawaii and New Mexico) which have passed resolutions calling on Congress to overturn Citizens United.  2

-The number of Citizens United resolutions pending in other states.  17

-The number of local government resolutions passed across the country. More than 147

-The number of local government resolutions passed in Vermont alone.  64