Progressive Response to Citizens United “Movie”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 16, 2014
CONTACT: Amy Runyon-Harms, Executive Director at ProgressNow Colorado Education at 303-870-0448
Elena Nunez, Executive Director of Colorado Common Cause at 303-292-2163

DENVER – One day after Citizens United released its film trailer for “Rocky Mountain Heist,” ProgressNow Colorado Education and Common Cause Education Fund have launched www.dontbefooledcolorado.org, a website dedicated to exposing the truth about Citizens United and how citizens can fight back against corporate money in politics.

“In 2012, 74% of Colorado voters said that they wanted to stop big money from dominating politics with the passage of Amendment 65,” said Elena Nunez, Executive Director of Colorado Common Cause. “As the flood of special interest money continues to pour into Colorado, voters can have their voices heard by voting in this election.”

“Citizens United is responsible for the flood of corporate money that has inundated Colorado voters this election year,” said Amy Runyon-Harms, Executive Director of ProgressNow Colorado Education. “Fortunately, corporations still can’t vote, and on Election Day a billionaire’s vote counts the same as anyone else’s. The only thing that can stop groups like Citizens United are real citizens making sure they vote by November 4.”

Visit dontbefooledcolorado.org to watch and share the video exposing Citizens United and learn more about Citizens United’s dark past and how to fight back at the voting booth.

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