WEST ALLIS – Last night West Allis, Wisconsin, a conservative Milwaukee suburb, voted overwhelmingly to reject the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United v. FEC ruling. Republican Party primary voters approved a resolution calling for an amendment to the US Constitution to establish that corporations are not people and money is not speech by 70%, becoming the most recent community to vote to support the Move to Amend campaign.
“Last night’s vote clearly shows that corporate personhood is an issue that cuts across party lines,” said Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, a member of the Move to Amend coalition’s national Executive Committee. “Our volunteers in West Allis received as much support as our campaigns in Madison or Boulder last year. Americans from all sides of the political spectrum are ready to get corporations out of the Constitution and out of our political process.”