Target: United States Congress
Goal: Repeal the U.S. Supreme Court decision from 2010 which allows for corporations to donate as much money as they desire to campaigns.
Two years ago the United States Supreme Court made a poor decision when it ruled that U.S. corporations should be treated as individuals in respect to limiting the amount of money they are allowed to contribute to a campaign. Now because of that decision corporations are allowed to donate as much money as they desire. This is because the ruling designates that U.S. corporations have the same rights as citizens, a fact that in and of itself is illogical.
The more money that is put into a campaign, the more likely a candidate is to win an election. When candidates have millions of dollars at their disposal, even for Senate races, they are able to use that money to promote and market themselves to the public. This can be seen in the numerous commercials filled with information that is not factual. This will continue if nothing is done to change the situation.
At the core of this issue is a fear of corruption. If corporations can donate massive amounts of money to an election, then they can buy that election. This means money will talk louder than it already does. Issues will take a back seat and our political system will get further and further from accountability.
Don’t let this happen, the power is still in your hands. Urge the U.S. Congress to repeal this decision and declare corporations to be non-persons that are not entitled to the same rights as citizens.
Dear United States Congress,
I would like to ask that the diplomats of the United States Congress to repeal the supreme court decision of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and declare that U.S. corporations are non-persons who are not entitled to the same rights as U.S. citizens.
The future of the American political system depends on its ability to remain uncorrupted and this decision puts that ability at risk. By allowing corporations to spend massive amounts of money, the United States is essentially allowing them to buy elections.
Corporations have selfish desires in electing the candidates who will comply with their requests. These desires often go against the general welfare of the public and the environment. Don’t let corporations take over our country. Repeal the Citizens United decision.
[Your Name Here]
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