The Constitution is the supreme law of the United States. Authored by the Founders of our nation in 1787, it has since been amended 27 times to reflect the will of We the People.
The 28th Amendment will affirm that We the People—not big money, not corporations, not unions, not special interests—govern the United States of America. The leading version in Congress (with over 200 cosponsors in the 114th Congress) is H.J.Res. 2:
H. J. RES. 2
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating
to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.
2 ‘‘SECTION 1. To advance democratic self-government
3and political equality, and to protect the integrity of gov-
4ernment and the electoral process, Congress and the
5States may regulate and set reasonable limits on the rais-
6ing and spending of money by candidates and others to
8‘‘SECTION 2. Congress and the States shall have
9power to implement and enforce this article by appropriate
10legislation, and may distinguish between natural persons
11and corporations or other artificial entities created by law,
12including by prohibiting such entities from spending
13money to influence elections.
14‘‘SECTION 3. Nothing in this article shall be con-
15strued to grant Congress or the States the power to
16abridge the freedom of the press.’’.
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