Dear Terry -
Late yesterday, by a vote of 189-139, the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling and make clear that corporations are not people with constitutional rights. Ten Republican legislators joined in voting in favor of the resolution.
Free Speech For People and Public Citizen partnered together on this with our allies in New Hampshire, including many great legislators who led the floor fight for yesterday's victory.
This vote follows the passage two weeks ago in Washington State's House of Representatives of a similar resolution, which is now moving forward in the state senate there. Such resolutions are advancing in many other states, including Maine, Nevada, and West Virginia.
And, the White House recently reaffirmed President Obama's support for a constitutional amendment in response to a petition Free Speech For People initiated on the White House website.
We look forward to keeping you updated on all our progress in this campaign. Thank you for continuing to stand with us!
All the Best,
John Bonifaz, Executive Director
Free Speech For People
March 21st, 2013
P.S. Last week, I participated in a debate on Democracy NOW with Mark Schmitt, a senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, about the constitutional amendment movement. You can watch that debate here.
Mar 21, 2013
BREAKING NEWS - New Hampshire House of Representatives calls for a constitutional amendment
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