Florida Rep. Ted Deutch on Banning Corporate Campaign Money Post-Citizens United

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DemocracyNow.org – In December Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) joined with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to introduce the OCCUPIED constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United campaign finance decision. It stands for “Outlawing Corporate Cash Undermining the Public Interest in our Elections and Democracy.” Deutch says the amendment is aimed at booting corporate influence from politics. “The problem in our political system today is that special interest corporations have more and more influence and push the interests of typical Americans to the margins,” Deutch says. “The framers of the Constitution never intended to give constitutional rights to corporations…We need to get the corporate money out of the political system and return democracy to the people.”

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