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Give Us Our Law Back: Montana Fights to Stop Corporate Corruption

For nearly 100 years, Montana law prohibited corporate money in politics. Then came the Citizens United decision.

by Gwen Stowe, Jeff Clements
posted May 24, 2011

In Montana, corporations claim that the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission overturned a century-old anti-corruption law. Now state residents are fighting, all over again, to take their democracy back from corporations.

100 Years of Regulation, Gone

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Amendment Resolution Passed in Williamstown

At a town meeting held in Williamstown, MA, on May 17, residents voted to pass a resolution calling upon Congress to adopt a Constitutional Amendment to regulate the expenditure of funds for political speech by any corporate entity, and to restore the First Amendment to the people. These resolutions will be sent to state and federal lawmakers in order to ask for their leadership and immediate action on this issue.

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From Taxing Railroads to Buying Elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2011

CONTACT:
People For the American Way: Justin Greenberg, [email protected], (202) 467-4999
Public Citizen: Dorry Samuels, [email protected]
Free Speech For People: Jeff Clements, [email protected], (978) 287-4901
Center for Media and Democracy: Nikolina Lazic, [email protected], (608) 260-9713

From Taxing Railroads to Buying Elections
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Great Barrington Passes Amendment Resolution

At a town meeting held May 2, 2011, in Great Barrington, MA, residents voted to pass a resolution calling upon Congress to create a Constitutional amendment to regulate the expenditure of funds for political speech by any corporation. The resolution will be sent to state and federal lawmakers asking for their leadership and immediate action on this issue.

Great Barrington joins the towns of Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown, Massachusetts in advocating for a Constitutional amendment in response to Citizens United.

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Coalition of Business Groups Joins Free Speech For People in Defense of Montana’s Ban on Corporate Money in Elections

CASE MARKS FIRST DIRECT CHALLENGE TO US SUPREME COURT’S JANUARY 2010 DECISION IN CITIZENS UNITED v. FEC

Led by National Campaign to Overturn Citizens United Ruling, Coalition Files Brief Before the Montana Supreme Court

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Amendment Resolutions Passed in Wellfleet and Truro, Massachusetts

At town meetings held April 26, 2011, in Truro, MA and Wellfleet, MA, resolutions were passed calling for a constitutional amendment in response to the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC. The resolutions will be sent to state and federal lawmakers asking for their leadership and immediate action on this issue. 

Congratulations to the Truro and Wellfleet communities for their excellent efforts in ensuring the passage of resolutions calling for a constitutional amendment to restore fair elections and the Constitution to the people. 

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Amendment Resolution Passed in Provincetown, Massachusetts

People across the country are reclaiming their democracy by encouraging their local townships to pass resolutions in support of amending the constitution in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United. On Monday, April 4, 2011, a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment was passed at the Annual Town Meeting, in Provincetown, Massachusetts. More »

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Madison and Dane County Pass Resolutions Calling for Constitutional Amendment

In Wisconsin, on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, the Madison City Council and Dane County Board of Supervisors overwhelmingly approved a Move to Amend resolution, supporting a constitutional amendment stating that corporations should not be granted the same rights as people. Though a number of signatures were gathered in support of the resolution, the Madison City Council was not required to consider the language for a vote. Regardless, the Council chose to place the resolution on the ballot, as did the Dane County Board of Supervisors.

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