Judge Neil Gorsuch believes that corporations should have the same rights as people. His confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court would mean more money in our elections and more influence for corporate special interests – the exact opposite of what American families want. He is hostile to safeguards in our campaign finance laws designed to protect our democracy from the corrosive influence of money in politics. The Senate should reject his nomination.
“Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation would reinforce the absurd idea that corporations are people. Every senator, in every state, will hear from our members.” – Tiffany Muller, Executive Director of ECU
The record indicates that Judge Gorsuch would join the extreme wing on the Court to form a majority that ensures the system stays rigged to favor corporations and billionaires with special interests.
In the Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius case, Gorsuch supported a ruling which held that corporations are “persons.” Citizens United also equated corporations to people which led to a flood of unlimited, undisclosed money in our democracy.
In Riddle v. Hickenlooper, his opinion suggested a desire to give unprecedented constitutional protections to political contribution. That would threaten our last remaining limits on mega-donors who are trying to buy our elections.
A new national poll released by ECU, Every Voice and NARAL finds that nationwide, voters have serious concerns about the future of the Supreme Court. Seventy-eight percent of voters are more likely to oppose a nominee who will allow corporations and special interests to continue to use money to gain influence and drown out the voice of individuals in politics.