Event Marks 3rd Anniversary of Citizens United Ruling

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Event Marks 3rd Anniversary of Citizens United Ruling

Kansas City, MO – Kansas City Move to Amend will host a special event marking the 3rd anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling this Thursday, January 17th, 6:00pm at Californos, 4124 Pennsylvania Avenue. The public is invited to enjoy appetizers, an interactive skit, and a brief overview of the major solutions proposed to overrule Citizens United. KKFI 90.1 FM will broadcast live from the event from 7pm to 7:30pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission is a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that the First Amendment prohibited the government from restricting independent political expenditures by corporations and unions. Move to Amend is a national campaign to pass a constitutional amendment affirming that only human beings (and not artificial entities such as corporations) have constitutional rights, and that money is not equal to free speech.

"As long as big corporate money buys campaigns, the problems that REAL people care about get ignored. This isn't a liberal issue, or a conservative one. Citizens United and campaign finance reform is THE issue," said Kansas City Move to Amend member Jeff Johnson. Last June, the Kansas City, MO City Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of such an amendment.

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