Good News: Citizens United Took a Beating in Wisconsin on April 5

April 6, 2016

Move to Amend

On April 5 in Wisconsin, 11 towns held referendums on whether to overturn Citizens United, the disastrous U.S. Supreme Court decision of 2010, and amend the U.S. Constitution to proclaim that corporations are not citizens and money is not speech.

In all 11 towns, Citizens United got walloped.

Here’s the breakdown:

Belmont (88%)

Beloit (74%)

Brodhead (85%)

Clarno (85%)

Darlington (81%)

Janesville (84%)

Lancaster (85%)

Monroe (83%)

New London (81%)

Platteville (84%)

York (86%)

This brings the number of Wisconsin communities that have called for an amendment to 72. In total, 2.5 million people (44% of Wisconsinites) live in these jurisdictions.

Wisconsin is one of the leaders in the national movement to overturn Citizens United and amend the U.S. Constitution to get money out of politics. Across the country, 16 state legislatures have voted for such an amendment, as well as almost 700 towns, villages, cities and counties.

The group in Wisconsin that has been leading this charge is United to Amend.

For more information: wiuta.org

Contact George Penn, 608-244-6436, geo_penn@charter.net