News and notes from the movement to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United ruling and all that that implies…
Universities Join Effort to Overturn Citizens United Decision
If the Berkeley referendum is passed, campus leaders will send annual letters to the President and Congress asking for Congress to pass and the California legislature to ratify an amendment to the decision. The campus already passed a resolution condemning the decision in 2010.
WV House resolution seeks to overturn Citizens United
Delegates voted 60-39 to adopt House Resolution 9, which calls on Congress to propose a constitutional amendment overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United v. Federal Election Commission ruling and related cases.
Conway Is Applauded for Approving Ballot Initiative Calling for a Constitutional Amendment Opposing Corporate Money in Politics
With the passage of Warrant Article 33, Conway joins nearly than 500 local governments in calling for a constitutional amendment to end the corrosive influence of corporate money in politics and to restore constitutional rights to the people. The resolution specifically calls on the U.S. Congress to pass an amendment that would overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Committee.
Maine calls on Congress to overturn Citizens United ruling
Maine on Tuesday joined twelve other states that have called on Congress to overturn the controversial Citizens United ruling, which unleashed an unprecedented level of political spending. “United States Supreme Court rulings, beginning with Buckley v. Valeo and continuing through Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and others, disproportionately elevate the role of wealthy special interests in elections and diminish the voices and influence of ordinary Americans,” a symbolic resolution approved by the Maine legislature said. The resolution was approved by a 25-9 vote in the state’s Senate and a 111-31 vote in the state’s House.
Bipartisan vote by Illinois Senate calls on Congress to overturn ‘Citizens United’
With a bipartisan 37-9 vote May 14 by the state Senate, Illinois came one step closer to becoming the 14th state to back a constitutional amendment to curb unlimited spending in elections. Senators approved Senate Joint Resolution 27, adding to the national momentum to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling.
Los Angeles voters back amendment to overturn Citizens United
Add Los Angeles to the growing list of cities and states calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allowed unrestricted campaign spending by corporations. The nation’s second largest city on Tuesday endorsed a national drive for an amendment overturning the court’s Citizens United decision.
And one piece of sad news:
Milton voters reject call to undo Citizens United ruling
In its final vote of this year’s session, town meeting Monday rejected a resolution supporting a Constitutional amendment overturning the U.S Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” decision. The vote was 101-86.