Move To Amend Referendum Advances to Ballots

December 19, 2012
By Ryan Whisner and Chris Welch

A referendum on the concept of "corporate personhood" and generally curbing election spending by special interest groups will appear on the April 2 election ballots in the cities of Fort Atkinson and Whitewater.

Councils in both communities either formally granted or took no action Tuesday to advance the measure brought forward by the Rock River Affiliate of Move To Amend to the April 2, 2013, ballot.

In summary, the two-page resolution seeks to rescind the 2010 Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission 5-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that granted Constitutional status to corporations, and by doing so, rolled back previous legal spending limits on political campaigns.

- Daily Jefferson County Union 12/19/12

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