Monday, July 22, 2013
Statewide Referendum To Be Proposed On Citizens United
A statewide referendum...
Wednesday, July 24 @ 10:30 AM
Press Conference, Money Out, Voters In Coalition Resolution:
State Capitol in Madison, Assembly Parlor (2nd floor West)
Speakers will include State Representative Chris Taylor...
James Hartwick, Rock River Move to Amend
Lori Compas, Wisconsin Business Alliance
Lisa Subeck, United Wisconsin
Mike McCabe, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
Bruce Speight, WISPIRG
To be introduced by Chris Taylor in the Assembly and Dave Hansen in the Senate:
“The U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in Citizens United and related cases allow unlimited spending to influence local, state, and federal elections. To allow all Americans to have an equal say in our democracy, shall Wisconsin’s congressional delegation support, and the Wisconsin legislature ratify, an amendment to the U.S. Constitution stating:
1.Only human beings—not corporations, unions, nonprofit organizations, or similar associations—are endowed with constitutional rights, and
2.Money is not speech, and therefore limiting political contributions and spending is not equivalent to restricting political speech.
Posted by Lou Kaye at 12:14 AM