An ‘Independent’ Democrat

RI Statehouse An illuminating piece in today’s Providence Sunday Journal lays out the recent court decision Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and what can be done to rectify it.

Rhode Island state Rep. David Segal, a candidate for Patrick Kennedy’s seat in Congress, has introduced a bill calling for a Federal Constitutional Convention. The aim is to reverse the Supreme Court’s disastrous decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

Under this new decision, private corporations can give unlimited amounts of money to support candidates in congressional elections.

Contributing columnist Corey Brettschneider, an associate professor of political science at Brown University, goes on to urge,

Rhode Islanders and citizens around America should support Representative Segal’s bill to ensure that citizens, and not corporations, will guide the nation’s future.

Meanwhile over at Rhode Island’s Future, Brian Hull discusses Segal’s decision to skip tomorrow’s Democratic Nominating Convention at the Biltmore. Segal, candidate for the First Congressional District seat being vacated by Kennedy, will instead spend the day meeting with voters. The day ends with a meet-and-greet in Newport — bring your questions and concerns to the Blues Cafe. “Our campaign is a grassroots effort,” Segal noted, “and we’re going to spend Monday doing what we do best: talking directly to the voters.”

6:30pm to 8:30pm, Monday, Blues Cafe, 286 Thames Street, Newport

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