Eliminating Dark Money

Corporations and special interest groups are not citizens, and the rights of these organizations should never override the rights of an individual. Unfortunately, that's exactly what's happening. 

Dark money gives special interest groups and corporations an outsized voice in American politics, simply because they can pay for a bigger megaphone. As a result, the politicians who cave to special interests are the ones who tend to stay elected, since it gives them access to larger cash reserves than grassroots campaigns. 

By treating money as "free speech" and corporations as "people" the courts have made addressing this issue complicated. 

What we need is a Constitutional Amendment declaring two things: 

  1. Corporations and organizations are not citizens, and the rights of these organizations shall never override the rights of an individual.

  2. Funds from these entities may not be used to influence an election.

Representatives should be servants of the people, not of corporate America.