The 28th Amendment: An American Promise

Contributed by Deb Kline.

Heather Santos from American Promise will lead the June 4 Springboard event on Dark MoneyJune 4 Springboard event on Dark Money. The organization is dedicated to achieving passage of the 28th Amendment to the Constitution, which affirms that We The People – not special interests, corporations or unions – govern the United States of America. The proposed bill has more than 100 sponsors. The 28th Amendment has been proposed to the House of Representatives (HJ Res. 2) and reads as follows:

H.J. RES. 2

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

SECTION 1. To advance democratic self-government and political equality, and to protect the integrity of government and the electoral process, Congress and the States may regulate and set reasonable limits on the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections.

SECTION 2. Congress and the States shall have power to implement and enforce this article by appropriate legislation, and may distinguish between natural persons and corporation or other artificial entities created by law, including by prohibiting such entities from spending money to influence elections.

SECTION 3. Nothing in this article shall be construed to grant Congress or the States the power to abridge the freedom of the press.

Call to Action:

  • Call your Representatives and make sure they support H.J.Res.2
  • Check out candidates’ running for election this year to see where they stand on taking Corporate PAC or other special interest donations to their campaign.
  • Stay tuned for ILNH actions coming from the Dark Money Springboard eventDark Money Springboard event!

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