Democracy for New Mexico

January 26, 2012

A Memorial HM4 requesting Congress to make an amendment to the United States Constitution came before the New Mexico House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee this afternoon.  Such requests for amendments to the Constitution have been made in this manner before. Remember giving women the right to vote?

72% of the U.S. population is resolute in their desire to overturn the infamous Citizen’s United Ruling. This has led legislatures throughout the country to request the Federal government to endorse a Constitutional Amendment to halt unlimited corporate funds in elections and declare that corporations are not individuals. So what’s the big problem with passing this Memorial in the New Mexico House?Sadly in our state , listening to the people is not a matter of principle for our legislature. This issue is likely to be resolved along party lines alone, or so Rep. Mimi Stewart (D-Bernalillo) told us today.

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