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TNDP Chair Calls on Corker, Alexander to Vote to Overturn Citizens United

Press release from the Tennessee Democratic Party; September 8, 2014:

Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron released the following statement calling on U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker to vote to stop the poisoning of our democracy by special interests and billionaires. Chairman Herron urged the senators to vote in favor of Senate Joint Resolution 19, a proposed constitutional amendment that would overturn recent Supreme Court decisions in Citizens United v. FEC and McCutcheon v. FEC.:

“These recent Supreme Court decisions are endangering our democracy by opening the floodgates for billionaires and special interests to buy elections and politicians. No foreign corporation or billionaire should be allowed to spend unlimited amounts of money to drown out the voices of our citizens. Our Republican senators should stand up for returning our democracy to the people.”

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