Passing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution is the definitive way for the people to overturn undemocratic U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
When the Supreme Court said in the Dred Scott ruling of 1857 that African Americans could never become citizens of the United States, the people demanded the overturn of this noxious view, resulting in the 13th and 14th Amendments.
When the Court held in Minor v. Happersett (1875) that the privileges of citizenship did not include the right to vote for all, women rose up, effectively overruling the Supreme Court decision with the 19th Amendment.
Now it is our turn to stand up for a 28th Amendment to nullify anti-democratic Supreme Court decisions and establish the affirmative right to vote for every citizen, require regulation of big money in politics, and mandate that Constitutional rights are reserved for human beings.
We have a major organizing task ahead of us to make politicians stand with "We the People" for a constitutional amendment. Right now, too many politicians are standing with the billionaires and mammoth corporations. We need to convince two-thirds of the members of the House and the Senate to listen to the People.
Huge bipartisan support
A national survey of voters by the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy reported that 81% of Americans support a 28th U.S. Constitutional Amendment—including 75% of Republicans and 87% of Democrats. The 2018 survey confirmed that this overwhelming majority favors an amendment to "effectively overturn the [U.S. Supreme Court] Citizens United decision by allowing Congress and the states to regulate and set reasonable limits on the raising and spending of money by candidates and others who seek to influence elections."
"Numerous polls have found extremely high levels of dissatisfaction with the Federal government, especially Congress," the report stated. "This dissatisfaction is closely related to a widespread public perception that elected officials in Washington do not serve the common good of the people, but rather special interests, corporations, and the wealthy."
Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin has urged citizens to unite to achieve a U.S. Constitutional amendment: “People should look to history, and realize—even if they feel it is very difficult to pass an amendment to undo ‘Citizens United’—we’ve passed amendments before. When the public gets mobilized, almost anything can happen. Lincoln once said, ‘With public sentiment, anything is possible. Without it, nothing is possible.’”
No legislative reform alone can get it done
Since the Supreme Court can rule that laws passed by Congress are unconstitutional, the surest way to reform our political system is to pass the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Seven of our 27 Constitutional Amendments have overturned U.S. Supreme Court rulings. Every generation of Americans has used the public’s legal right in the U.S. Constitution’s Article V to overturn prior Supreme Court decisions and renew the American promise.