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Senator Elizabeth Warren was right.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

 

This Constitution Day, ask your Senators to reaffirm that the Constitution protects “We the People,” not “We the Corporations.” Senator Elizabeth Warren gave a powerful speech this weekend saying just that. Your Senators should speak up, too.

Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke the truth. [Video] In a speech to the AFL-CIO’s convention, she said: “Powerful interests fight us on every battlefield they can. Look at the increasing corporate capture of the federal courts . . . . Follow this pro-corporate trend to its logical conclusion, and sooner or later you’ll end up with a Supreme Court that functions as a wholly owned subsidiary of big business.”

This coming Constitution Day, September 17th, we need more voices like Senator Warren’s speaking out against this troubling trend and standing up for the rights of citizens. After all, that’s what Constitution Day is all about. Standing up for and protecting the precious rights enshrined in our Nation’s charter.

Email your Senators and tell them to remind the Supreme Court that the Constitution speaks of “We the People,” not “We the Corporations.” Let your Senators know that the Court’s pro-business trend has not gone unnoticed, that you care, and that you’re paying attention.

As Senator Warren said, corporate interests are fighting hard to convince the Court and the public that the Constitution protects corporations’ rights the way it protects the rights of individuals. Citing a study from Constitutional Accountability Center, Warren noted that the powerful U.S. Chamber of Commerce has won more than 70% of its cases before the Roberts Court in recent years. And Big Business is putting its muscle behind several big cases this fall as well, including McCutcheon v. FEC, a sequel to Citizens United. Now, more than ever, we need voices challenging this message at all levels, starting with the people’s representatives.

This Constitution Day, tell your Senators to urge the Supreme Court to remember that the Constitution speaks of “We the People,” not “We the Corporations.”