There are many different groups pursuing a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics so we know it may be difficult to tell which group to support or if you should support more than one. But we believe Citizens Take Action is worthy of your support for a few primary reasons.
We Are Focused On Passing An Amendment
There are many organizations that say they support a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics. Few are actually doing anything about it. But at Citizens Take Action, passing an amendment is one of our top priorities. Our team members routinely meet with Congressional offices to build support for an amendment. We create podcasts and videos to educate Americans about the need for an amendment. We are one of the only organizations that is actually on the ground, doing the work that needs to be done.
We Have A Viable Amendment Proposal
There have been a number different amendment proposals since Citizens United. All are written with the best of intentions, but in truth, many are too extreme or partisan to have a chance of success. For example, an amendment that abolishes all the constitutional rights of unions or corporations will never get the bipartisan support we need. If we are truly going to strike a major blow against big money in politics with a constitutional amendment, that amendment must be clear, powerful, and passable. The Restore Democracy Amendment was created with the help of numerous experts and scholars, and was designed to succeed.
We Are Building a Broad Coalition
Second, Citizens Take Action will attempt to find common ground and allies wherever we can. We are a nonpartisan organization and the Restore Democracy Amendment reflects that because it goes after big money in politics from both corporations and unions. We have partnered with both progressive and conservative organizations to build support for an amendment, and you can be sure that we welcome your support regardless of your political affiliation.
We Respect Your Time
Third, we promise to respect your time and your intelligence. Citizens Take Action was formed to make real, tangible changes, not primarily to sustain ourselves. What that means is that unlike other organizations, we will never have five different petitions on our website that accomplish little more than adding you to our email list. We will never send misleading fundraising emails that say things like “We Need 20 More Donations From Your District By Midnight!” We will not pursue plans if it becomes clear that they will not succeed. Simply put, we are not going to waste your time.
So if you’re serious about getting big money out of politics and reclaiming our democracy, Citizens Take Action is the organization for you.