Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors passes MTA Resolution

October 8, 2019

Money should not count as free speech, Santa Clara County lawmakers decided Tuesday, October 8, 2019.

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to adopt a resolution to overturn Citizens United, a landmark 2010 Supreme Court decision which allowed unlimited election spending by corporations, labor unions and super PACs.

Led by Supervisor Dave Cortese, in partnership with Santa Clara County Move to Amend, the resolution supports an amendment to the U.S. Constitution establishing that “money is not speech, campaign contributions and expenditures may be reasonably limited, and only natural persons have constitutional rights.”

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