Thursday, June 26, 2014

6-27-14 local group to file petitions calling for constitutional amendment

A local grassroots organization wants a referendum on the fall election ballot calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to regulate the flow of money to elections.   Three thousand signatures collected by the group Move to Amend will be filed with the Fond du Lac city clerk’s office Friday asking the city council to place a resolution on the November 4th ballot.   Fond du lac resident Judy Goldsmith is one of dozens of
local residents who are part of a grassroots movement to amend the U.S. Constitution regarding election donations.  Wisconsin Move to Amend supports a constitutional amendment that reads inalienable rights belong to human beings and that money is not a form of protected free speech under the First Amendment and can be regulated in political campaigns.  She says citizens are losing representation.   Goldsmith says huge corporate donations, many from out of state have too much influence on elections at the local, state and national level.  She says the local movement shows that people care.

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