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Progressives, for the most part, agree that Citizens United is a dangerous and horrible Supreme Court ruling that threatens the very nature of our election process. But the most recent Supreme Court ruling shows that the court is now reinforcing it on the state as well as federal level. It will take a good ten years or more to change the court’s sentiment on this issue, twenty years or more to get an amendment to the constitution stating that corporations are not people. While these slow processes are taking place, what else can be done?
Maxim started out with some background on the problem:Maxim Thorne recently (July, 2012) came on a Funding Exchange political education call to ask us to think outside the confines of our own ideology, class and sector before the arc of change bends beyond our grasp. You can listen to segments of the call below.
New strategies to fight back:
The Citizens United ruling has created a complex set of problems — to learn more about how we got into this mess and how some progressives are organizing against Citizens United, check out this more detailed report on Citizens United, and how to effectively respond to Citizens United activism.
Or listen to these excerpts from Maxim’s talk about the problems and strategies springing from Citizens United: