Right now we have more people in Congress than ever before who are more loyal to big polluters than to their own constituents.
It isn’t hard to figure out why. In the 2014 midterms, the Koch brothers and their dirty energy allies spent an unprecedented amount of money to elect anti-environment candidates who are now doing their bidding in Congress.
We cannot let corporate polluters continue to buy our elections in their attempt to block environmental action. That’s why our allies in Congress recently reintroduced the Democracy for All constitutional amendment to get big money out of our elections and overturn Citizens United. 146 House members have signed on already, but we need as many members of Congress on board as possible.
It’s hard to believe, but this January we hit the five-year anniversary of the disastrous Citizens United ruling. And already we’ve seen the devastating results.
The 2014 midterms were most expensive midterms in history — nearly $4 billion dollars spent in total. And corporate polluters like the Koch brothers who spent more than $700 million to help Mitch McConnell and his allies win the Senate majority last year are reaping the benefits. Already, Big Oil-backed members of the House and Senate have passed a bill forcing the approval the Keystone XL pipeline. Attacks on the EPA and our clean air and water protections are next.
I know it sounds daunting, but we still have a voice, and we have members of Congress on our side who will speak out. And we have activists like you who will make sure the rest of Congress knows that we demand change.
Don’t miss the chance to speak out TODAY. Join LCV and hundreds of thousands of concerned citizens in demanding that Citizens United be overturned.
Citizens United doesn’t just hurt our democracy, it affects our ability to fight the climate crisis as well. It’s time for Congress to put the health of our planet and its people before special interests and dirty corporations.
Thank you for taking action to save our democracy today.
Director of Digital Strategy
League of Conservation Voters