FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2013
The Backbone Campaign and Allies Applaud Re-Launch of ‘Declaration For Democracy’ Campaign to Overturn Citizens United
2,000 Public Officials Have Already Expressed Support for Constitutional Amendment
WASHINGTON – This week The Backbone Campaign and ally organizations applauded the re-launch of the “Declaration For Democracy” campaign. Public officials signing the declaration are proclaiming their support for amending the constitution to limit the influence of money in our democracy and to restore the rights of the American people in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC. Representatives Donna Edwards (D-MD), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Keith Ellison (D-MN), James P. McGovern (D-MA), and John Yarmuth (D-KY) circulated a “Dear Colleague” letter today urging their colleagues to sign the declaration.
By the end of the 112th Congress, 2,000 public officials had expressed their support for a constitutional amendment, including President Obama, 102 Members of the House, and 29 Senators (list visible at http://united4thepeople.org).
Bad Agreement With Venture Capitalist Firm Tethys Enterprises Puts Anacortes Mayor in Hot Water
September 24, 2012
For Immediate Release
Contact: Judy Booth of Save Our Skagit River
After refusing requests for a public meeting, Anacortes Mayor Dean Maxwell went forward with an agreement entitling corporate venture capitalist firm Tethys Enterprises the rights to 1.825 billion gallons each year of pristine Skagit River waters until the year 2050.
“We feel there are better ways to bring jobs to Anacortes than by plundering our natural resources and locating a million square foot plant adjacent to a salmon estuary and near the world’s largest blue heron estuary,” said Judy Booth with newly formed grassroots Save Our Skagit River.