Minnesota Move To Amend Caucus Resolution Report

March 11, 2016

Minnesota Move To Amend Caucus Resolution Report

Caucus goers in 21 Minnesota House Districts including eight districts outside of the Twin Cities metropolitan area reported cheers, applause and even a standing ovation.

The resolution was to the point and resonated with the concerns of voters.  It read,
WHEREAS, through a long line of U.S. Supreme Court decisions over the past hundred plus years, artificial entities have been given U. S. Constitutional rights intended only for natural persons; and
WHEREAS, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a series of decisions since 1976, but most notably in its 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission decision, has declared that the right to spend money to influence our elections, whether by individuals or legal entities, is protected by the U.S. Constitutional First Amendment free speech rights;
RESOLVED, we defend democracy, a system of government in which power is vested in the people, and call for an amendment to the United States Constitution to establish that:
1) Only human beings are endowed with constitutional rights, and
2) Money is not speech, and therefore regulating political contributions and spending is not equivalent to limiting political speech.

These are the ones that were reported either on Facebook or by email to Minnesota Move to Amend and it can easily be assumed that there were others.

The HDs in which the resolution passed were:  3b, 8a, 9a, 11a, 11b, 12a, 26b, 31b, 38a, 41b, 42b, 50a, 50b, 52a, 57a, 61a, 64a, 65a, 65b, 66b and 67b.

If it passed in your Minnesota state senate and house district let them know.