The financing of political campaigns is one area where the gap between what voter’s want and what the law of the land is appears vast.
Supporters hope to persuade state to appeal to Congress for action
Some Chicago-area voters this week were asked to weigh in on the issue of corporate spending in political campaigns as part of a movement with the ultimate goal of amending the U.S. Constitution to change the way elections are financed.
Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court removed virtually all restrictions on corporate money in politics, groups around the country have been attempting to overturn the results of "Citizens United."
Now communities such as Oak Park are giving residents a voice on whether that should happen.
Oak Park Township has placed an advisory referendum on Tuesday's ballot asking voters for governments on all levels to consider a constitutional amendment regulating political funding of campaigns.