Blumenauer: Supreme Court Decision Places Corporate Interests Above Public Interest

January 22, 2010
Press Release
“This is another step towards unraveling the modest campaign finance controls in place. Instead of another gusher of special interest funding, we should be working to decrease the influence of money in politics.

“Congress should jump into action. While we work on the lengthy process of a constitutional amendment, to make clear that corporations are not individuals and don’t have free speech rights, we should at a minimum require that no corporate money can be used on political campaigns without a vote of the shareholders and approval of the board of directors.