This is only a Preview!

You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.

Posting a Diary Entry

Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.

When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.

If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.


  1. One diary daily maximum.
  2. Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
  3. No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
  4. Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
  5. Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
  6. Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
  7. Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
For the complete list of DailyKos diary guidelines, please click here.

Please begin with an informative title:

Received this e-mail today from Senator Tom Udall (D. NM) regarding the Supreme Court's decision on Citizens United:
My uncle Mo, who served in the House for many years, used to say "Reform is not for the short-winded." I think our fight against Citizens United is proving that.

That Supreme Court decision unleashed a torrent of special interest spending into our democratic process. The wealthy and powerful of this nation love Citizens United because it allows them to spend money getting their allies elected, with no public disclosure.

Getting Congress to take action against that kind of power isn't easy. And the only way it will happen is with a continuous, forceful shove from grassroots supporters like you.

The constitutional amendment I'm fighting to pass would help us limit the damage that Citizens United is doing to our democracy, and stem the tide of special interest money in our elections. Help me push this effort downfield -- sign the petition today.


Special interest groups spent $1.1 billion in 2012 on attack ads, mailers, field operations and phone calls -- all without the American people knowing who or what entity was trying to influence their votes.

Elections in this country are supposed to be about ideas. But in our media environment today, it costs money to get ideas out there. And thanks to Citizens United, the ideas we generally hear are the ones the special interest groups decide to plaster on every television.

We need to take our elections back. The only way we're going to be able to change the way Washington works is if we get rid of the corruption in the process we use to elect our representatives.

I still need you on my side. Call for an end to Citizens United. Sign the petition today.


Uncle Mo was right -- it's not easy to get real reform. But I know we’re ready to fight as long as it takes to see the end of Citizens United.

Thank you for fighting with me.



You can sign Udall's petition here:



You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

Extended (Optional)

Originally posted to pdc on Sat May 04, 2013 at 05:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions, The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party, and New Mexico Kossaks.

Your Email has been sent.