Citzens United Resolution Before City Council

Jul 16, 2012

The  City Council in Springfield Massachusetts, Monday, is expected to join the call to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn a controversial Supreme Court decision on campaign financing.  WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports.

      The Springfield City Council is poised to join elected representatives in more than 60 Massachusetts communities in urging a constitutional amendment addressing the Citizens United decision.  A resolution before the  council at its Monday meeting, calls on the Massachusetts Legisalture to pass a pending resolution that calls on Congress to send the proposed amendment to the state’s for ratification. The Citizens United  ruling allowed corporations  to put unlimited money into political campaigns  and gave rise to the so-called Super Pacs.