WASHINGTON—Today Nevada became the 19th state to formally call for a constitutional amendment to overturn flawed Supreme Court money in politics rulings like Citizens United. People For the American Way Executive Vice President Marge Baker issued the following statement:
“Today’s decision by the Nevada legislature is more than just another step on the road to limit the corrosive power of money in our political system: it’s a clear signal that organizing works, and the voices of ordinary Americans can push back against the effect of enormous sums of money in our democracy—and they can win. At the grassroots level, there’s widespread agreement that giant corporations and wealthy individuals have too much sway in our elections. Again and again we see evidence that the system is rigged. But today’s win also shows us that we can change that, and put voters back in charge of our government.
“The Constitution requires support from 38 states to amend it. With Nevada in our column, our movement is halfway there and momentum is on our side.”
People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and defend constitutional values including free expression, religious liberty, equal justice under the law, and the right to meaningfully participate in our democracy.