People For the American Way

People For the American Way Applauds Virginia General Assembly for Vote to Overturn Citizens United

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2021

Contact: Press Department at People For the American Way

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Phone Number: (202) 467-4999

Washington, D.C. –  Following the vote by both houses of the Virginia General Assembly in support of a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s disastrous ruling in Citizens United v. FEC , People For the American Way President Ben Jealous released the following statement:

“It is truly exciting to see Virginia become the latest state to vote in favor of a constitutional amendment to address the influence of big money in politics.  It’s long past time to do away with the era of unlimited outside political spending by wealthy special interests that Citizens United and related court decisions have saddled us with for more than a decade.  This action by Virginia lawmakers reaffirms the pro-democracy, people-centered policy direction that Virginians stand for, and we applaud the General Assembly for making Virginia the 22nd state to join the movement for this critical reform.”

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About People For the American Way

People For the American Way is a progressive advocacy organization founded to fight right-wing extremism and build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunityLearn more: http://www.pfaw.org