Wed, Mar 14, 2012 11:21 AM
Town meeting voters in Vermont yesterday overwhelmingly approved
measures calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn the
U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United and restore limits
on corporate campaign spending.
According to the latest tally, voters in 55 towns passed
resolutions to amend the Constitution to ensure that corporations
do not have the same First Amendment rights as people.
"The people of Vermont and across America are totally disgusted
with the huge amounts of money that billionaires and corporations
are throwing into the political process," Sanders said today. "We
have to overturn this disastrous Citizens United decision. I hope
the message coming out of the town meetings will spark a grassroots
movement across the United States."
Sanders last Dec. 8 introduced the Saving American Democracy
Amendment. His proposal would restore the power of Congress and
state lawmakers to enact campaign spending limits like laws that
were in place for a century before the controversial court