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New England News
Wed May 23, 2012
MA Towns Push against Citizens United
Nearly 60 Massachusetts cities and towns are urging Congress to pass a constitutional amendment that would overturn the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the Citizens United case. WAMC’s Lucas Willard has more…
A total of 56 cities and towns from across the state have passed resolutions on the issue, with more expected to vote on similar resolutions in the coming weeks.
Advocates for the constitutional amendment say they are optimistic the effort to overturn the ruling will be successful, as many people are fed-up with the large amount of money being poured into political campaigns.
They say support to overturn the 2010 ruling, which allows for corporate money to enter elections and expands corporate rights, is growing across the country.
Lucas Willard, WAMC News.
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