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MoveOn Launches Effort To Undue Supreme Court Campaign Decision

1/29/2010 9:45 AM Eastern

MoveOn.org has joined the call for a constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Court decision allowing more corporate and union dollars to flow to cable and broadcast outlets during elections.

In an e-mail solicitation Thursday (Jan. 28), the group said it would need $200,000 initially to fund a "massive new campaign" to fight what it expects to be a "tsunami" of corporate money for campaign spots in the run-up to federal elections.

But there may be an upside for ad-hungry media even in the campaign to cut off that flow. In the meantime, part of the MoveOn campaign is a flight of ads decrying the money that will be flowing into those flights of ads.

In the interests of consistency with their fight to fund elections with small donations from the people rather than large ones from corporations, the group is asking for $5 apiece from its supporters.