During her convention speech last night, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) talked about the need to reduce the influence of special interests in Washington, including calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. Here’s the transcript of the video above:
Our democracy is on the ballot. Democrats believe we must curb the influence of special interests on our political institutions. To change policy for the middle class, we must change politics. Democrats believe we must create jobs, not protect the special interests; build the economy from the middle out, not the top down. Democrats will work to overturn Citizens United. Republicans support opening the floodgates to special interest money and suppressing the right to vote. It’s just plain wrong. We believe in government of the many, not the privileged few.