Super PACs, the political money machines designed to work around contribution limits,1 are injecting unlimited political money into our democracy. They are more powerful than ever, but we are reaching a turning point. The federal appeals court ruling which created Super PACs could be overturned, ending Super PAC spending in our elections.
But some argue that SpeechNow, which the Supreme Court did not review, was wrongly decided by the federal appeals court, and that the Supreme Court might be persuaded to overrule SpeechNow in a properly presented case.
Argued less than a week after the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC, and decided just two months later,3 the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s decision in SpeechNow.org v. FEC further extended Citizens United and opened the door to what we now call Super PACs.
We can put an end to Super PACs! Add your name to tell the FEC to stand up against SpeechNow, and outlaw Super PACs now.