Susan H. Parker, who lives in Shaler, served for 10 years as a Republican member of Cheswick Borough Council in Pennsylvania. In October, she penned an op-ed to the Pittsburgh-Post Gazette on ‘Why We Need An Amendment to Overturn Citizens United’.
On the September 2014 Senate vote on the Democracy For All Amendment, Susan writes:
It gives me hope because the number of grass-roots activists pushing for an amendment has skyrocketed in the past four and a half years since the Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United case that essentially said corporations and the wealthy could spend unlimited sums to influence our elections. Americans are fed up with the corrupt campaign finance system, and they are ready and willing to fight back.
And it gives me hope to see that this is not just a Democratic issue. Polls show that Americans overwhelmingly support a constitutional amendment, by a 2-1 margin, with strong support coming from Republicans, Democrats and independents alike.”