A People’s Movement

In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a case called Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that corporations have a “right” to spend unlimited money influencing elections.

Corporations are not people. Democracy is for people.

We are building a movement to pass an amendment to counteract the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United.

Visit DemocracyIsForPeople.org to learn more.

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Call Your Representative

Tell Her or Him to Co-Sponsor a Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United and Restore Democracy to the People

Just a few calls from your district can really make the difference in getting your member of Congress to co-sponsor H.J.R. 34, the Democracy Is For People constitutional amendment.

It’s because phone calls are a little more work that they mean even more to your elected officials.

Here’s What to Do

1. Call 1-888-291-9824 to be connected to the Capitol switchboard.

2. Ask to be connected with your representative.*

3. Let us know how your call went! Leave a comment below to tell us what happened.

4. When a staff member answers the phone, you can use this script (see the list below to check if your representative is already a co-sponsor and thank them if they are):

"I’m a constituent, and I’m calling to urge my congressperson to co-sponsor the Democracy Is For People amendment. H.J.R. 34 is a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and restore the right of Congress and the states to regulate our own elections. The amendment would allow regulation of all campaign spending. It states that because only individuals have the right to vote, only individuals should have a right to spend money to influence our elections. Would Representative_______ be willing to join as a co-sponsor H.J.R. 34?"

Note: The following representatives have already co-sponsored H.J.R. 34: Blumenauer [OR-3], Cartwright [PA-17], Chu [CA-27], Cicilline [RI-1], Cohen [TN-9], Conyers Jr. [MI-13], DeFazio [OR-4], DeLauro [CT-3], DelBene [WA-1], Deutch  [FL-21], Ellison [MN-5], Engel [NY-16], Farr [CA-20], Frankel [FL-22], Grayson [FL-9],Green [TX-29], Gutierrez [IL-4], Hastings [FL-20],Honda [CA-17], Keating [MA-9], Kilmer [WA-6], Kirkpatrick [AZ-1], Larsen [WA-2], Larson [CT-1], Lee [CA-13], Lee [TX-18], Lewis [GA-5], Lowenthal [CA-47], Lujan Grisham [NM-1], McGovern [MA-2], Miller [CA-11], Moran [VA-8], Norton [DC-delegate], Pascrell Jr. [NJ-9], Pastor [AZ-7], Perlmutter [CO-7], Pingree [ME-1], Pocan [WI-2], Rangel [NY-13], Ryan [OH-13], Sarbanes [MD-3], Schakowsky  [IL-9], Schrader [OR-5], Shea-Porter [NH-1], Slaughter [NY-25], Waxman [CA-33], Welch [VT]

* If you wish to contact your Senators you can ask them to co-sponsor the Democracy Is For People amendment in the Senate - S.J.R 11 introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders. 

Leave a Comment to Let Us Know That You Called

26-50 of 193 signatures
Number Date Name Leave Your Comment ...
168 4.3 years ago Lyvonne McAdoo John Lewis is a co-sponsor.
167 4.3 years ago Cynthia Davis I called my rep and the staffer was pleasant and said she would have a response mailed to my home.
166 4.3 years ago Paul Lauenstein I spoke to an aide of my congressman, Joe Kennedy III, and requested that he co-sponsor H.J.R. 34.
165 4.3 years ago Marilyn Coats My Rep, Harper of MS will undoubtedly oppose the amendment, however I did make the call -- there is always the chance of a miracle.....
164 4.3 years ago Joseph Hiatt Called Congresswoman Norton's Capitol Hill office and expressed my gratitude for her support of the joint resolution.
163 4.3 years ago Richard Stuckey Talked to a staffer. She took my message. She did not know if Quigley supports HJR34 or would be willing to cosponsor it.
162 4.3 years ago Constance Kenny I called and spoke with a very nice gentleman, asked if Mr. (Trey) Gowdy (SC) would be co-sponsoring the bill (H.J.R.34)? The gentleman said he didn't know, but he took all m...
161 4.3 years ago Anonymous Left voice message.
160 4.3 years ago J. A. Moore I left a message with staff member Sarah. I'm pretty sure my rep will ignore my request, but I will continue the effort to enlist his help.
159 4.3 years ago Cindy Jensen I called and spoke with someone from his office and was told my information will be passed on to Peter j. Roskam (Illinois) who is not on your list of current co-sponsors for this bill to ...
158 4.3 years ago Carol Kner Carolyn Maloney's mailbox was full and I couldn't leave a message.
157 4.3 years ago Leland Griffin Jr The message was taken by a person at Rep. Tom Reed's Office.
156 4.3 years ago Natalie Hanson Web posted Rep. Rogers of MI:

I strongly urge you to co-sponsor the Democracy Is For People amendment. H.J.R. 34 is a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and restore the ri...
155 4.3 years ago preston wheaton busy...
154 4.3 years ago Tonya I received this request yesterday, but didn't check my email until tonight (well, it's 12:38am----so it's THIS morning) and had to leave a voice message urging my rep to co-sponsor H.J.R. 34...
153 4.3 years ago Joyce Finlay Corporations are not people. This Supreme Court decision shows that the majority has no idea how elections actually work or the effect of unregulated money on them. Please support H.J.R. 34 to ove...
152 4.3 years ago Linda K Divittorio R Keating is a cosponsor.
151 4.3 years ago Art Hanson Web posted Rep. Rogers or MI:

I strongly urge you to co-sponsor the Democracy Is For People amendment. H.J.R. 34 is a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and restore the ri...
150 4.3 years ago Russell Novkov I had just left a message on Representatives Mark Pocan's voice mail,because I ended up calling after hours.
149 4.3 years ago Jack Burg Being that it is after 6 PM, I sent an e-mail to Congressman McDermott's office asking him to get on board.
148 4.3 years ago Nancy Hiestand Left a message
147 4.3 years ago Tim White My Rep, Rick Larsen (WA-2) (D) is listed as cosponsor. Instead of calling, I sent a Thank You email.
146 4.3 years ago Carolyn Webb my representative Engel is in favor of overturning citizens united
145 4.3 years ago Carolyn Webb my representative Engel is in favor of overturning citizens united
144 4.3 years ago Elliot Koontz Left a message for Senator Reid, I truly hope that if Nevadans can convince the Senate Majority Leader, he can help convince the Congress.
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