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San Diego City Council Votes Unanimously to Reverse Citizens United


MOP San DiegoTuesday December 4, 2012 was a great day for San Diego! The City Council approved by unanimous vote Money Out of Politic’s resolution to reverse Citizens United and Amend the Constitution.

The Point Loma Democratic Club was an early supporter of this resolution when we endorsed it at our meeting back on April 22, 2012 after a presentation from Dianne Lane and Kristen Smith.

Money Out of Politics has worked long and hard on this resolution with help from Common Cause and the League of Women Voters.

Council President Todd Gloria together with council members Marti Emerald and Sherri Lightner spoke eloquently to the issue and addressed how much it affects us on a local as well as national level.

As Susan Duerkson writes on MOP’s Facebook Page “On an 8-0 vote, the San Diego City Council has joined the national call for Congress to start the process of amending the Constitution to overturn the Supreme Court’s infamous Citizens United decision.”

Derek Cressman, Vice President of State Operations/Director of Campaign to Reverse Citizens United for Common Cause in writing to congratulate Dianne Lane, “Many cities and states have already joined this movement to amend the Constitution. But San Diego is significant because it is one of the largest cities in America. While much work remains to be done, we are now much closer to our goal because of this Resolution.”

Thanks to everyone who supported the resolution and a special thanks to those who hung around the Council Chambers on Tuesday.

The video of Tuesday’s meeting is available from the City Council website.