In yet another victory on a ballot initiative, the voters of Los Angeles approved a resolution, Proposition C, to call for a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision. The resolution passed with 76.6% support from L.A. voters.
The resolution read:
Shall the voters adopt a resolution that there should be limits on political campaign spending and that corporations should not have the constitutional rights of human beings and instruct Los Angeles elected officials and area legislative representatives to promote that policy through amendments to the United States Constitution?
This is in accordance with the amendment that has been introduced in the House of Representative, HJR 29, the We the People amendment proposal that was introduced this year.
With this vote, Los Angeles joins the more than 175 cities where the voice of the people has overruled the Supreme Court’s controversial decision.
In addition, yesterday, the Illinois legislature voted in a bipartisan manner in support of a resolution calling on Congress to amend the Constitution to overturn the Citizens United decision of 2010. It became the 14th state passing resolutions along this line. The thirteen other states that have also passed resolutions calling for a constitutional amendment are: Maine, West Virginia, Colorado, Montana, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, California, Rhode Island, Maryland, Vermont, New Mexico and Hawaii.
This is what a grassroots movement looks like.