Matt Rothschild
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18 Referendums Opposed Citizens United

96 communities in state have now voted to overturn court ruling allowing corporate donations.

By , Wisconsin Democracy Campaign - Nov 15th, 2016 02:19 pm
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We The People

We The People

On Nov. 8, 18 communities in Wisconsin voted on a referendum to amend the U.S. Constitution to overturn Citizens United which gave free rein to campaign spending by corporations and other groups.

The referendum passed by overwhelming margins in all 18 communities:

  • Cadiz (87%)
  • Clayton (86%)
  • Decatur (89%)
  • Delafield (79%)
  • Harris (65%)
  • Lake Tomahawk (91%)
  • Manitowoc (81%)
  • Monticello (86%)
  • Mt. Horeb (84%)
  • Mt. Pleasant (84%)
  • Neshkoro (88%)
  • Village of New Glarus (88%)
  • Town of New Glarus (83%)
  • Osceola (86%)
  • Reedsburg (86%)
  • Rock County (86%)
  • Springdale (86%)
  • Spring Valley (91%).

This brings the total to 96 communities in Wisconsin that have voted in favor of such a referendum. Those communities account for 2.8 million people, or 48 percent of the state’s population.

The wide margins by which this referendum passed indicates how bipartisan the sentiment is for amending the US Constitution on this issue.

For more information on how you can join this movement go to Wisconsin United to Amend, witua.org, or contact George Penn at (608) 244-6436. It’s a nationwide movement, so if you’re outside Wisconsin, go to unitedtoamend.org.

Matthew Rothschild is executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.

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