Move To Amend Comes To Wausau

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Volunteers are knocking on doors this month in Wausau, asking people if they wish to sign a petition to bring a nonbinding resolution to the November 4 ballot. This resolution will call for a constitutional amendment stating that money is not speech.

Move to Amend seeks a 28th Amendment saying that corporations are not people and that money is not speech. In 2010 the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of Citizens United which allows corporations to give unlimited amounts of money to politicians. This has made our democracy available to the highest bidder.

People across the political spectrum agree that money should not be protected as free speech. In the 2012 elections, billions of dollars were spent in the campaigns and for lobbyists. One wonders just where this will end. Right now, the billionaires in one party are pitted against the other party.

Sixteen states already have resolved to amend the constitution. They are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia. Twenty-six Wisconsin communities are ready to amend. Fond du Lac and Ripon are completing their signature-gathering this weekend.

Milt and Rita Pachal are leading this drive in Wausau. Feel free to call them at 715-675-6728 for more information or if you wish to sign the petition.

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