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People We Love :: Donna Edwards

Standing against corporate power.
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After the  Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling, Congresswoman Donna Edwards, D-Md., introduced a constitutional amendment that would undo court-made law stating that corporations have the same rights as people.

“It is time we remove corporate influence from our policies and our politics,” said Edwards. “We cannot allow corporations to dominate our elections. To do so would be both undemocratic and unfair to ordinary citizens.”

The amendment has nearly two dozen co-sponsors, but it will need a two-thirds vote in the House and Senate, and ratification by three-fourths of the states, to become law.

Edwards has long worked for democracy and environmental and social justice. She is a former executive director of the Arca Foundation, which campaigns to end capital punishment and protect Social Security.

Berit AndersonBerit Anderson wrote this article for Water Solutions, the Summer 2010 issue of YES! Magazine. Berit is an editorial assistant for YES! Magazine.

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