8 down, 30 to go: Connecticut becomes 8th state to call for a constitutional amendment.

A majority of Connecticut’s state legislators in both chambers — 88 state representatives and 22 state senators — have signed a letter calling on Congress to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.

This makes Connecticut the 8th state to call for an amendment, joining California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Rhode Island and Vermont, which have all passed legislative resolutions, and Maryland, where a majority of legislators have signed a letter similar to this one in Connecticut.

We congratulate Connecticut State Senator Gayle Slossberg, who took the lead on this letter, with support from our friends at Common Cause and Public Citizen.

Passing and ratifying a constitutional amendment requires 2/3 of Congress plus 3/4 of the states, which is 38 states. With Connecticut’s letter, 8 states have now called on Congress to pass an amendment, so we’re well on our way to victory.

Two more states, Colorado and Montana, will put the question of calling for an amendment before their voters on their statewide ballots this fall.

One hundred and twenty-five members of Congress are also on record supporting a constitutional amendment.
 

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