Fifteen years ago this week, a ninety year-old woman with arthritis and emphysema completed an historic march on Washington, DC. Her cause was as old, and as bold, as the republic she loved: restoring American self-governance so that people of every age, race, class, and creed could have their voices heard in Washington. Her name was Granny D.
The American people understand that politics should not be the preserve of men alone, of whites alone, or of a wealthy few. It is only a matter of time before we will overturn Citizens United. I urge all senators, Republicans and Democrats alike, to hasten history and vote in support of a Constitutional Amendment this week. Our democratic rights as a free people are at stake.