Olbermann and Bernie Sanders on the New Amendment Drive to Overturn Citizens United

There's no question that the political tide is turning thanks to Occupy Wall Street--because there's actually a political push to ensure that corporations are NOT people, to overturn the "free speech rights" given to corporations by the Supreme Court's troubling Citizens United decision.

ThIt comes in the form of the "The Saving American Democracy Amendment" sponsored by Bernie Sanders in the senate, and Rep. Ted Deutch of Florida in the House-- a similar measure has been introduced in Colorado. 

It reads:

Corporations are not persons with constitutional rights equal to real people.

Corporations are subject to regulation by the people.

Corporations may not make campaign contributions.

Congress and states have the power to regulate campaign finances.

Last night Sanders appeared on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss this new amendment, how difficult it will be to pass, and how important it is to get all Americans behind the effort.

Watch the video below.

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at December 10, 2011, 6:50am

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