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Sen. Ginny Lyons, D-Chittenden, and other lawmakers, proposed a Senate resolution requesting a constitutional amendment to nullify Citizens United.
“We’ve done a lot of firsts in Vermont. I’m wondering if this isn’t the time to take this step right off the diving board, and say, OK, we’ll take it to the Supreme Court if we have to,” said Rep. Donna Sweaney.
Posted in Campaign Finance | Tagged Brennan Center for Justice, campaign finance, Citizens United, Super PAC donation limits, Super PACs, Vermont legislature, Vermont Right to Life Committee Inc. v. Sorrell, William Sorrell
If the Democrats have their way, individuals could contribute up to $20,000 per election cycle to state parties.
David Cobb of the Move to Amend campaign will speak in Rutland, VT on Thursday, September 27 at Grace Congregational UCC Church in Rutland, VT (8 Court Street). This community forum, titled “Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule”, is part history lesson and part heart-felt call to action. The event will be held in the Grace’s Fellowship Hall at 7PM on 9/27.
Tellingly, their proposed amendments denounce the baneful influence of non-human “corporations,” but their actual text exempts favored nonprofit corporations, political action committees, labor unions and media corporations.
Musician and songwriter, Ron Pulcer, is looking for a few more citizens who would like to appear in the music video: covering their ears, holding a remote control or homemade sign. Mute The Loot.org targets the Supreme Court, Super PAC mega-donors, and both political parties.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today welcomed President Barack Obama’s statement in support of a constitutional amendment to undo the 2010 Supreme Court ruling inCitizens United that paved the way for a flood of campaign cash from corporations and wealthy special interests.
Nothing is more fundamental to state sovereign legitimacy than election integrity.
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), a champion of government openness and transparency, spoke in favor of remedies to mitigate the impact of the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case at a Judiciary Committee subcommittee hearing on Tuesday.
Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy (D) will speak Tuesday afternoon at a hearing examining pending constitutional proposals to remedy the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision.