Today’s ballot Initiatives in Montana & Colorado on Citizens United and the 28th Amendment

“Spreading like a Montana prairie fire . . .”

Montana and Colorado citizens will have a chance vote against Citizens United v. FEC and to move the 28th Amendment effort forward. Nine states (and several hundred cities and towns) have declared their opposition to Citizens United and corporate Constitutional rights, and their support for the 28th Amendment.

Both Montana and Colorado have initiatives on their ballots that would declare as a matter of state policy support for a Constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United and to restore the traditional power of the states to prevent the corruption and inequality of unlimited election spending by corporations, unions, and the extraordinarily wealthy.

Here’s more on the Montana initiative, I-166: Stand With Montanans

And here’s more on the Colorado initiative 65: Vote Yes on 65

Voters in Chicago,  Massachusetts and other cities and towns across the country will also have the chance to vote for the 28th Amendment to overturn Citizens United.

And here’s the Democratic Governor (Brian Schweitzer) and Republican Lt. Governor (John Bohlinger) explaining why they will be voting YES on I-166 and the 28th Amendment.

 

About Jeff Clements

Jeff Clements, an attorney and author, is the president and co-founder of Free Speech for People, a national, non-partisan campaign to challenge the creation of Constitutional rights for corporations, overturn Citizens United v. FEC, and strengthen American democracy and republican self-government. He is the author of the Corporations Are Not People (Berrett-Koehler, 2012). Mr. Clements, an attorney, has represented and advocated for people, businesses and the public interest since 1988. Mr. Clements served as Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Public Protection & Advocacy Bureau in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office from early 2007 to 2009. As Bureau Chief, he led more than 100 attorneys and staff in law enforcement and litigation in the areas of civil rights, environmental protection, healthcare, insurance and financial services, antitrust and consumer protection. Mr. Clements also served as an Assistant Attorney General in Massachusetts from 1996 to 2000, where he worked on litigation against the tobacco industry and handled a wide range of other investigations and litigation to enforce unfair trade practice, consumer protection and antitrust laws. In private practice, Mr. Clements has been a partner in the Boston law firms of Clements & Clements, LLP and Mintz Levin. He also has practiced in Maine, where he has represented clients in a variety of appeals and litigation, and in investigations and prosecutions by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Maine Attorney General’s Office. In the 1990s, Mr. Clements was elected as a Trustee and President of the Board of Trustees of the Portland Water District, a public agency responsible for protecting and delivering safe drinking water and ensuring proper treatment of wastewater for 160,000 people in Portland and South Portland, Maine and several surrounding communities. He was a co-founder, officer, and director of Friends of Casco Bay, an environmental advocacy organization focused on protection and stewardship of Maine’s Casco Bay. He also has served as a Trustee and President of the Board of The Waldorf School in Lexington, Massachusetts. Mr. Clements graduated with distinction in History and Government from Colby College in 1984, and magna cum laude with a concentration in Public Law from the Cornell Law School in 1988. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts with his wife and three children.
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