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California joins Hawaii, Vermont, Rhode Island, Maryland and New Mexico in calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court ruling.

State assembly members Bob Wieckowski (D-Calif.) and Michael Allen (D-Calif.) introduced the campaign finance reform bill in January, calling for the federal government to send a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United to all the states for ratification. The measure also would serve as an official symbol of California's disagreement with the ruling... The last constitutional amendment was ratified in 1992.

In a conference call, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters, “We must amend the constitution to fix Citizens United.”

Her latest call to action was spurred by Monday’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Montana’s 1912 law limiting corporate spending in political campaigns based on its 2010 Citizens United ruling. The court’s decision led Montana’s governor Brian Schweitzer (D) and Lt. Gov. John Bohlinger (R) to call for a constitutional amendment to overturn the decision.

Pelosi’s press secretary, Drew Hammill, told Raw Story, “We were hopeful that the Montana case would be an opportunity for the Supreme Court to reconsider their decision in Citizen’s United, but they decided not to.” For Pelosi, that decision means a return to her four-point plan called DARE: disclose, amend, reform and elect.

Pelosi’s colleague, Rep. Keith Ellison, has already been making the rounds to gin up the grassroots support for what will be a long battle to pass an amendment. Pelosi told reporters, “It really has to thunder across the country” for an amendment to pass, but “we have to have disclosure and transparency in order to have a democratic process.”

Repeal? Let's start a REAL Repeal movement - one that Americans actually support.

Does America want to spend our time talking about repealing healthcare (hint, the answer is no) Or do we want to spend our time getting all this stinking filthy money out of politics?

Let's call our representatives and tell them.

Originally posted to addikell on Thu Jul 05, 2012 at 10:06 PM PDT.

Also republished by California politics.

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