On Friday Vermont became the first state to call for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to reverse the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which precipitated a flood of cash into politics.
This is big. A lot of States are passing resolutions for ousting big money from politics. But Vermont is the first state to call for a Constitutional Convention.
The action was initiated by members of Wolf PAC, founded by Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks online news show. Wolf PAC is dedicated to “end corporate personhood and to publicly finance all elections” in the U.S.
Wolf PAC reasons that the best way to amend the Constitution to get money out of politics, is via Constitutional Convention:
We believe that we have no choice but to put an amendment in the hands of our State Legislators, who are not, at this moment in time, completely blinded by the influence of money and might actually do what 87% of the country wants…take away the massive influence that money has over our political process.
Cenk Uygur discusses the work, and the people, who made it happen in Vermont: