9 Wisconsin Communities Voting April 3 to Overturn Citizens United

by Matthew Rothschild, Executive Director

March 22, 2018

On April 3, citizens in nine communities in Wisconsin will have an opportunity to vote on a referendum to proclaim that corporations aren’t persons and money isn’t speech.

It’s on the ballot in Green and St. Croix counties.

It’s also on the ballot in the cities of La Crosse, Marshfield, Rice Lake, and Sun Prairie.

It’s on the ballot in the villages of McFarland and Wittenberg.

And it’s on the ballot in the town of Sand Creek in Dunn County.

The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign strongly supports this referendum, which is part of an exciting national movement to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s disastrous 2010 ruling in Citizens United and to topple more than 130 years of bad Supreme Court precedents on corporate personhood.

The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign applauds Wisconsin United to Amend for the amazing grassroots organizing that this group has done across the state.

In 120 communities so far, Wisconsinites have voted by overwhelming margins in favor of amending the U.S. Constitution to curb corporate power and to give democracy a fighting chance.

Wisconsin is a leader in this national movement. It is second only to Massachusetts in the number of communities that have signed on.