“The American people will pay dearly for this decision when, more than ever, their voices are drowned out by corporate spending in our federal elections.” Russ Feingold on Citizens United. That is what we saw in Madison today.
Get Big Money out of Politics: Citizens United v Democracy
What Can You Do About It? Learn More June 13th
Find out how and why the 2010 Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court changed our country; learn how people are working to take power back from corporations that donate endless streams of money to candidates. Mary Laan from the national movement, Move to Amend, will speak June 13th at 6:15 at a forum hosted by Grassroots North Shore at the North Shore Presbyterian Church in Shorewood.
Fourteen states, the most recent being Maine, have all called for an amendment to overturn Citizens United. We have begun the process here in Wisconsin by passing a series of referendums designed to press the legislature for a ballot referendum. Ballot referendums have already been passed in: Dane County, Dunn County, Chippewa County, Eau Claire County, West Allis, Whitewater, Madison, Fort Atkinson, and Monona; signature-gathering in Wauwatosa is currently in progress. Grassroots North Shore will be working with United Wisconsin to gather petitions in Whitefish Bay and Shorewood, beginning at the end of June or early July. We will have some door-to-door petitions, but most signatures will be gathered at stationary sites.
You can find more info on this issue at: http://www.unitedwisconsin.com/citizens-unitedbig-money-in-politics.
You can sign up to help out in Wauwatosa by going to this site: http://www.unitedwisconsin.com/volunteer-to-reverse-citizens-united-in-wauwatosa.
For more information on how we plan to bring this campaign to Shorewood and Whitefish Bay, contact Shirley Horowitz at [email protected].
Join us June 13th to find out why this is a crucial battle for our democracy, and help us take the power back from big-money interests.