Political activists visit Northland to speak out on Supreme Court's "Citizens United" ruling

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Political activists visit Northland to speak out on Supreme Court's "Citizens United" ruling

July 21, 2014 Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 9:19 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Some political activists and organizations are speaking out saying the Supreme Court's "Citizens United" ruling is just the latest example that corporations are hijacking the government.

The January 2010 ruling allowed for corporations and unions to spend unlimited amounts of money in support of political candidates.

David Cobb, a lawyer and political activist from California, says the ruling leaves ordinary citizens little opportunity to participate in the country's democratic process.

"They're controlling our political process, our media institutions... I absolutely agree that corporations have a vital role to play in business and that should be protected and encouraged, but they should not be dictating public policy."

Cobb will be speaking at a forum Tuesday evening at the Coppertop Church, as part of the 'Move to Amend Barnstorming,' movement.