We’re Working on Overturning the Citizens United Supreme Court Decision – Ask Us Anything!
January 21st is the 5th Anniversary of the disastrous Supreme Court Citizens United v. FEC decision that unleashed the floodgates of money from special interests.
Hundreds of groups across the country are working hard to overturn Citizens United. To raise awareness about all the progress that has happened behind the scenes in the past five years, we’ve organized a few people on the front lines to share the latest.
Daniel Lee (u/ercleida) from Move to Amend
John Bonifaz (u/johnbonifaz1) from Free Speech for People
Lisa Graves (u/LisafromCMD) from Center for Media and Democracy
Zephyr Teachout, former candidate for Governor of NY
EDIT (1/15/15) Hey everyone! I've organized some of the participants from yesterday to spend some more time today going through the comments and answering some more questions. We had 5 people scheduled from 3-5pm yesterday...and obviously this post was much more popular than what two hours could allow, so a few members had to leave. Give us some time and we'll be responding more today. Thanks!
EDIT: Aquene Freechild and John Bonifaz have left the discussion. Myself and the others will continue to answer your questions. Let's keep the discussion going! It's been great experience talking about these issues with the reddit community.
EDIT: Wow! Thanks for everyone who has been participating and keeping the conversation going. Some of our participants have to leave at 5pm, but I'll stick around to answer more questions.
EDIT: Front page! Awesome to see so much interest in this topic. Thanks so much for all your questions!
EDIT: Thanks everyone for the great discussion! This was organized from various locations and timezones so all the key participants have had to leave (3pm-5pm EST scheduled). I know there are outstanding questions, and over tonight and tomorrow I will get the organizations responses and continue to post. Thanks again!
EDIT: Feel free to PM me with any further questions, ideas, critiques, etc. I'll try and get back to everyone as quickly as I can.