Senator Bernie Sanders started a petition support S. J. Resolution 19–a joint resolution of senators to get Koch money out of politics. You may have heard this referred to as the proposed 28th Amendment to the US Constitution.
The agenda of the Koch brothers is to repeal every major piece of legislation that has been signed into law over the past 80 years that has protected the middle class, the elderly, the children, the sick, and the most vulnerable in this country. Our great nation can no longer be hijacked by right-wing billionaires like the Koch brothers. For the sake of our children and our grandchildren, for the sake of our economy, we have got to let democracy prevail.
Make no mistake, the Citizens United ruling has radically changed the nature of our democracy, further tilting the balance of power toward the rich and the powerful at a time when already the wealthiest people in this country have never had it so good. With the Citizens United decision, the Supreme Court is telling billionaires to go ahead and buy the U.S. government. We must not allow that to happen.
So far, there are 141,000 of the 150,000 signature goal. You can sign the petition by clicking here.