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  • Let The People Decide

 
 
Money Out, Voters In Wisconsin Coalition asks legislators to let the people decide
 
The 2012 elections were the most expensive in our nation’s history, but citizens through grassroots action are rising up to say no to the big money special interests drowning out the voices of regular people. Already, 16 states and more than 500 communities around the country, including 14 counties and municipalities in Wisconsin, have gone on record calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and allow limits on election spending by billionaires and corporations.
 
The Money Out, Voters In Wisconsin coalition is focused on getting big money out of our elections and making sure all citizens can express their views in our democracy on a level playing field. We are coming together to call on the Wisconsin Legislature to place an advisory referendum about Citizens United on the ballot for the next statewide election.  To support this, we are launching a petition drive to demonstrate the public’s support for this action.

On an issue this big, the people of Wisconsin deserve a chance to weigh in.
 

Petition:


Dear Legislator,
 
It’s time to get big money out of our elections. Regular people’s voices are being drowned out thanks to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC ruling which opened the floodgates of unlimited political spending by wealthy individuals and corporations.

Across the state and the country, people have overwhelmingly rejected the court’s ruling by supporting referenda calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and related decisions.

It’s time to let the people of Wisconsin decide. 

Please support a statewide advisory referendum asking the people of Wisconsin to instruct Wisconsin’s Congressional delegation to propose and support – and the Wisconsin state legislature ratify – an amendment to the United States Constitution that clarifies three issues: 1) that money is not speech; 2) that corporations are not entitled to the same rights as natural persons; and 3) that Congress and the states can limit election-related spending to ensure that all citizens, regardless of wealth, can express their views to one another and their government on a level playing field.
 
Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]


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