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 is co-founder and chair of the board of Free Speech for People, a national non-partisan campaign to overturn Citizens United v. FEC, challenge excessive corporate power, and strengthen American democracy and republican self-government. He co-founded Free Speech For People in 2010, after representing several public interest organizations with a Supreme Court amicus brief in the Citizens United case. Jeff has served as Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Public Protection Bureau in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. As Bureau Chief, he led more than 100 staff in the enforcement of environmental, healthcare, financial services, civil rights, antitrust and consumer protection laws. In private practice, Jeff has been a partner at Mintz Levin in Boston, and in his own firm. Jeff also has served in leadership capacities on numerous boards, including that 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; Friends of Casco Bay, an environmental organization he co-founded with others to protect and enhance stewardship of Maine’s Casco Bay; and The Waldorf School in Lexington, Massachusetts. In 2012, Jeff co-founded Whaleback Partners LLC, which provides cost-effective capital to farmers and businesses engaged in local, sustainable agriculture. Jeff graduated with distinction in History and Government from Colby College in 1984, and magna cum laude from the Cornell Law School in 1988. He lives in Concord, Massachusetts with his wife and three children. Jeff Clements Twitter: @ClementsJeff Email: jclements@freespeechforpeople.org
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