By Miranda Suarez
Boston University Statehouse Program
This article was originally published in WCAI.
American Promise is a national organization based in Concord that’s working to get states to support a twenty-eighth amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The amendment would reverse Citizens United, a 2010 Supreme Court decision that ruled political spending is a form of free speech.
The decision also led to the rise of political funds, called Super PACs, that can spend infinite amounts of money on campaigns. And the corporations and unions that donate to Super PACs don’t always have to disclose how much money they give.