It is NO LONGER ENOUGH for a political candidate to say "We must overturn Citizens United." That was a GREAT response in 2010. And, it was an OK response in 2012. But today, it is NOT enough.
We, as educated voters, need to be savvy enough to ask ALL political candidates, including the political candidates that we support - "What, specifically, is your plan for overturning Citizens United?" If those candidates do NOT say "I support a constitutional amendment that says two things, clearly and unequivocally: 1) inalienable constitutional rights belong to natural human beings, only, and not to artificial legal entities, such as corporations and labor unions; and, 2) that money is not speech, and thus, political fundraising, and political spending, can, and should be, regulated" we need to tell them that their proposals are NOT good enough.
Move to Amend's "We the People Amendment" is the ONLY proposed constitutional amendment currently before Congress (House Joint Resolution 48) that says those two things. You can read the We the People Amendment at https://movetoamend.org/wethepeopleamendment.
NONE of the Democratic Party Presidential candidates have signed on co-sponsor HJR 48. Not even Bernie Sanders. Bernie's proposed constitutional amendment addresses getting the money out of politics, only. It is SILENT on the equally destructive issue of "Corporate Constitutional Rights."
The GMO labeling debate clearly illustrates why any proposed constitutional amendment needs to say BOTH "Corporations are NOT People!" and "Money is NOT Speech!"
If we got ALL of the outside money out of politics tomorrow, and we got our lawmakers to pass a strong, but reasonable, law that says, food containing GMOs need to be clearly labeled, the very first thing that Monsanto would do is to go to Federal Court, and sue us, saying that "requiring them to accurately label their products, is requiring them to speak, and is a violation of Monsanto's "corporate constituional rights" under 1st, 5th, and 14th Amendments.
And, the reason we KNOW that is the first thing they would do, is because that is the first thing they DID DO, a few years ago, when Vermont passed its GMO labeling law.
Getting ALL of the money out of politics won't do ANYTHING to stop corporations from using other corporate constitutional rights that have nothing to do with money in politics, from using the Courts to veto our reasonable, democratically enacted, laws and regulations.
The time for HALF-MEASURES is over. We need to tell Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders, that ANY proposed constitutional amendment MUST address BOTH of the Supreme-Court-created legal doctrines - "corporate constitutional rights" and "money as speech" - that are plaguing our democratic republic.
Chair, Colorado Move to Amend