Statement by Senator Jeff Danielson in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s affirmation that unlimited corporate political spending is OK
For Immediate Release: June 25, 2012
“The U.S. Supreme Court today missed an opportunity to respond to the majorities of Democrats, Republicans and independents who all agree that corporations are not citizens and that unlimited corporate political spending is bad for our democracy.
“It is time for Congress to positively respond to the request made by the Iowa Senate this spring when we overwhelmingly approved Senate Resolution 113, which calls for the enactment of ‘appropriate legislation to regulate and restrict corporate participation in election campaigns.’
“Corporations are not people, regardless of what five justices of the Supreme Court claim. Congress must take action to protect our democracy from being overwhelmed by a flood of corporate cash.”
Senator Danielson of Blackhawk is the chair of the Senate State Government Committee and was the sponsor of Senate Resolution 113.Posted Jun. 28th, 2012 at 8:00 am by Senate Staff