Vote Yes April 1 - $$$ Out of Politics

March 26, 2014
Kirk Lund

Dear Editor,

The yard signs that say “Vote Yes April 1 - $$$ Out of Politics” have nothing to do with the mayor issue.

These signs are part of the Move To Amend campaign to put pressure on our elected representatives to overturn the Citizens United decision by amending the U.S. Constitution to state that corporations and unions are not people, and that spending money cannot be protected as free speech under the First Amendment – so that we can again pass meaningful campaign finance laws.

On Monday, March 31, Move To Amend national leader David Cobb will speak at the L.D. Fargo Library at 7 p.m. Cobb is an exciting and dynamic speaker, and I urge you to come hear him explain the Citizens United decision, corporate personhood, and the need to amend the U.S. Constitution to take back our democracy.

At the polls Tuesday April 1, you will have the opportunity to vote on the following resolution:

• Only human beings ─ not corporations, limited liability companies, unions, non-profit organizations, or similar associations and corporate entities ─ are endowed with Constitutional rights, and,

• Spending money is not speech protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and, therefore, regulating political contributions and spending is not equivalent to limiting political speech.

• Nothing in this resolution shall be construed to infringe upon the freedom of the press.

Vote “yes” to send the message that Constitutional rights are only for human beings and that being able to spend virtually unlimited sums of money should not give someone a louder voice in our democracy or greater access to our elected representatives.

/s/ Kirk Lund
 

Wisconsin Move To Amend
http://wimta.org/

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