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Urge New York State Senator Thomas O’Mara to Support a Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

Call State Senator O’Mara at (607) 735-9671 Right Now

Say the following: I’m calling to urge state Senator Thomas O’Mara to add his name to state Senator Phil Boyle’s letter for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

Please Let Us Know That You Called and How Your Call Went

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  • I am calling to urge state Senator Thomas O’Mara to sign state Senator Phil Boyle's letter to Congress advocating for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and prevent outside interests, including unions and billionaires from the left and the right, from buying our elections.
  • A recent Bloomberg poll shows that 78 percent of Americans, including 80 percent of Republicans, think that Citizens United should be overturned. And 21 cities, towns and counties in New York have called upon the state legislature to act.
  • A majority in the Assembly has signed the letter, which is being circulated by Republicans and and Democrats alike, and we are only one signature away from a majority in the state Senate.
  • I want Senator O’Mara to sign GOP state Senator Phil Boyle's letter to Congress that would make New York the 17th state to call for a constitutional amendment.

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