The Milwaukee Common Council passed a resolution Tuesday, November 5th, unanimously, stating that if the State of Wisconsin or Milwaukee County do not put an advisory “Move to Amend” referendum on the ballot, that they would do so in November 2014. This referendum (State of Wisconsin, County of Milwaukee, or City of Milwaukee) would ask the people to vote on whether or not they would like a U.S. Constitutional Amendment stating that money is not speech and that only natural persons, not corporations or other artificial entities, are entitled to Constitutional rights.
Of further interest is the fact that in the Milwaukee suburbs, the Cities of Waukesha and Wauwatosa, and the Villages of Whitefish Bay and Shorewood, will have such a referendum on their April, 2014, ballots. West Allis passed a similar advisory referendum in the Republican Presidential Primary in April, 2012, and it passed by 70%, proving that this is a multi-partisan issue. Some avowed tea partiers signed that petition, according to Mary Laan, the Chair of Move to Amend of S.E. Wisconsin. “We WILL get money out of politics! And this is how to do it!”, she says.