Bloomberg Poll: 78% Of Americans, Reps, Dems and Inds, Oppose Citizens United!

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Demonstrators stage a protest near the U.S. Supreme Court building, on the anniversary of the Citizens United decision, in Washington, January 20, 2012. Under the banner 'Occupy the Courts,' organizers expect thousands of people to rally on Friday at 150 courthouses to mark the second anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that protesters say allows unlimited corporate campaign donations. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST) - RTR2WKZP

In a new Bloomberg Politics national poll, 78 percent of those responding said the Citizens United ruling should be overturned, compared with 17 percent who called it a good decision. Read the full article.

“Wow. Wow. I’m stunned,” said David Strauss, a constitutional-law professor who teaches at the University of Chicago. “What it suggests is that Citizens United has become a symbol for what people perceive to be a much larger problem, which is the undue influence of wealth in politics.”

Click here to sign the petition to overturn Citizens United.

But this started even before the Citizens United decision.

In 1976, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Buckley that money is “speech”—which has allowed the rich and powerful to drown out the voices of everyday people in our political system.Citizens United in 2010 declared that corporations are “people” which allowed the Koch Brothers  and other billionaires to freely spend their corporate treasuries in political campaigns. And it also allowed corporations to give money to organizations like ALEC without disclosing these contributions to the public.

In 2013, the Supreme Court’s McCutcheon case last year took it a step further by saying that donors had a right to give to an unlimited number of campaigns—from U.S. president to dog catcher.

There has been a concerted effort of the super-wealthy who see the American worker as a commodity rather than individuals to use the Supreme Court to turn American into an Oligarchy rather than a Democracy.

That is why the greatest Senator for the American working person, Sherrod Brown, has put a petition on his website to call for the overturning of Citizens United. Sign it here.