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2015 PEP Fellow, Paul Collins Jr, appears on “Connecting Point” to discuss the first report released by the Massachusetts Citizens Commission

Appearing on the television program “Connecting Point”, Paul Collins Jr., 2015 PEP Fellow, discusses the first report released by the Massachusetts Citizens Commission, tasked with drafting a plan to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling. The ruling prohibits the government from restricting spending for political communication by corporations, non-profit organizations, labor unions and other associations. Collins says the report shows that one of the major fears about the aftermath of Citizens United has come to fruition with a large increase in the amount spent on political campaigns.  

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