"And at 3:49 p.m. Eastern time yesterday, the amendment was formally adopted by the Senate’s Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights Subcommittee.
Of course, there is an awful lot of work yet to do.
The amendment now moves to the Senate Judiciary Committee. That’s scheduled for July 10.
And then it goes to the full Senate, either later in July, or after the August congressional recess."
Here is the wording of the proposed ammendment:
To advance democratic self-government and political equality, and to protect the integrity of government and the electoral process, Congress and the States may regulate and set reasonable limits on the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections.
Congress and the States shall have power to implement and enforce this article by appropriate legislation, and may distinguish between natural persons and corporations or other artificial entities created by law, including by prohibiting such entities from spending money to influence elections.
Nothing in this article shall be construed to grant Congress or the States the power to abridge the freedom of the press."
This statement comes from Public Citizen. You can read more here:
What is the 28th ammendment?
A proposed constitutional ammendment to rectify the possible issues created by both the Citizens United and McCutcheon Supreme Court rulings, in regards to campaign finance contributions.
Is it nececessary?
Perhaps the best sum of the debate that has been waging since the Watergate scandal, is here:
"What one side sees as a generation-long effort to limit the power of corporations, unions and the rich in elections and government, the other side sees as a 40-year effort to constrict and censor political speech. Both sides think the other is disingenuous, using points of principle to disguise partisan combat."
As always, it is up to you as a voter to decide if the deregulation of campaign finances is something you support or oppose. You can contact your senator here: