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Received this e-mail today from Senator Tom Udall (D. NM):
Sixteen states including New Mexico, roughly 500 municipalities, and more than 25,198 grassroots supporters like you have called on Congress to put a stop to the disastrous effects of Citizens United. And people are sitting up and taking notice.

This may already be a “banner year” for our work to get corporate money out of our elections, but we’re not even close to done yet. We’ve got to keep up the pressure -- and I need your help.

Join us in calling for an end to Citizens United. Add your name today:


I’m proud that New Mexico is one of the states pressing Congress to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

I’ve always said that ending Citizens United is going to take a lot of time and even more grassroots momentum. But right now, the momentum is definitely growing.

Add your name to thousands of others. Sign the petition today:


With dedicated support from individuals like you, we can keep up the grassroots pressure -- and take back our democratic process from special interest groups spending unlimited, undisclosed cash to influence voters.

Together, we can do this.


You can sign Udall's petition here:


Udall has truly been on top of this issue, especially in calling for a constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Court's decision on Citizens United:


Sen. Tom Udall continued his efforts to repeal Citizens United, the Supreme Court decision that opened the floodgates for corporate spending in elections.

Udall introduced legislation with Sen. Michael Bennett, D-Colo., that would repeal the decision.

Since Udall seeks to repeal something that was ruled constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court, it would take an amendment to the U.S. Constitution — a daunting task that has not been done since 1992.

“James Madison argued that the U.S. Constitution should be amended only on ‘great and extraordinary occasions’,” Udall said in a statement. “I believe we have reached one of those occasions. Our elections no longer focus on the best ideas, but the biggest bank accounts, and Americans’ right to free speech should not be determined by their net worth. I am proud to be introducing this amendment to change the way we do business in Washington and get money out of a broken system that puts special interest over people.”

Udall was joined by Bennett and Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., at the press conference announcing the legislation. - New Mexico Telegraph, 6/18/13

If you would love more information, please contact Senator Udall's office:

(202) 224-6621

Also Udall recently expressed his gratitude for all the support from constituents regarding the recent death of his cousin, Randy Udall:


My family and I are moved by the overwhelming support and condolences for my cousin Randy Udall. He was an extraordinary person who touched so many lives with his spirit, his intelligence and his example.

His death is a tremendous loss, and we will miss him more than I can express. There was no one like him.

Randy and I were especially close. We shared a love of the mountains and a passion for the wonders of the West, particularly the Wind River Mountains where we hiked and fished together nearly every summer for three decades.

He died doing what he loved, and that is a blessing.


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Originally posted to pdc on Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 12:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by New Mexico Kossaks and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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