California’s Historic Vote To Get Money Out Of Politics & Why Your State Is Next

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“The California Senate gave final approval Monday to a measure asking Congress to call a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution and overturn the Citizens United court decision that eliminated limits on corporate spending in elections.

Sen. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) said California becomes the second state to petition for a change in the Constitution to clarify that corporations can face limits in their campaign contributions because money does not constitute speech and may be legislatively limited.

“Voters are clearly fed up, and polling shows this, with the notion that money is speech and big money can drown out the speech of average Americans,” DeSaulnier told his colleagues.”* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola (TYT University), and Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show) break it down.

*Read more here from Patrick McGreevey / LA Times:
http://www.latimes.com/local/political/la-me-pc-calif-lawmakers-seek-constitutional-convention-on-citizens-united-decision-20140623-story.html

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