Tag Archives: Citizens United v FEC

Green Party Stands United Against Citizens United

On The Wilder Side:

Today – on the one-year anniversary of the Citizens United v. FEC decision that legalized unrestrained corporate spending on federal elections – the Green Party re-affirms its opposition to corporate personhood, corporate speech rights, and corporate control of America’s public spaces, media, and elections.

After the Supreme Court decided in a 5-4 decision to strike down federal laws limiting the use of corporate money for campaign advertising, we predicted “a flood of election season ads promoting corporate-sponsored candidates”.… Read more ...

Prospective corporate bride “wondering who’s going to be on top on the wedding night”

A rewritten version of a press release from a Green Party local previously published by IPR has been put out by the national office of the Green Party.

Much of the language is the same as in the earlier version, but it contains this addition:

“The court’s ruling has opened the door to the union of corporate and human persons in ways that were never imagined before,” said the Bride.

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Green Party: ‘First Ever Wedding Between A Corporation And A Person’

Saturday, January 22, 2011 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
First Ever Wedding Between A Corporation And A Person
527 N. Dixie
Lake Worth, FL
Contact: gparty@pbcgreenparty.org

On January 21st, 2010 the Supreme Court of the United States re-affirmed that Corporations have the same Constitutional rights as people (Citizens United v FEC).… Read more ...

Matt Welch: ‘The Great Libertarian Conspiracy’

Excerpts from an article by Matt Welch of Reason:

New York Times columnist Frank Rich accused the Kochs of plotting “a billionaires’ coup” to secure “corporate pork,” tax cuts, and a blank check for Wall Street bailouts. “What the Koch brothers have bought with their huge political outlays,” opined Times columnist Paul Krugman, “is, above all, freedom to pollute.”

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Libertarian Party of Michigan response to Supreme Court ruling

emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Emily Salvette

Phone: 1-888-FREENOW and 248-687-1470
Fax: 248-687-1001

The Libertarian Party of Michigan applauds the recent Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case that strikes down certain campaign finance laws outlawing political activity by corporations or unions. Libertarians believe campaign finance laws are restrictions on free speech and should be repealed.… Read more ...

Greens: Citizens United ruling will make Dem & Repub parties subsidiaries of top corporations; amendment needed to deny corporate ‘personhood’


For Immediate Release:
Monday, January 25, 2010

Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614,
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

Greens: The Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling will make the
Democratic and Republican parties into subsidiaries of top

• Greens urge a new constitutional amendment affirming that ‘We the
People’ means humans, not corporations

• Green Party Speakers Bureau: Greens available to speak on democracy,
electoral reforms, and corporate power:
http://www.gp.org/speakers/speakers-democratic.php… Read more ...

Nader statement on Supreme Court decision and corporate domination

Ralph Nader ran for President of the United States with the Green Party, and more recently as an independent candidate. The following was posted at Nader.org on January 21, 2010:

Statement of Ralph Nader on Supreme Court Decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Citizens United v.

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