All posts tagged: Citizen United

A Resolution of the Council of the City of San Diego in Support of a Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

We had a great turnout on Sunday, March 24 to hear Dianne Lane and Pam Page describe how they convinced the San Diego City Council to pass – with an unanimous vote – WOSD MOP’s resolution to reverse ‘Citizens United’ and Amend the Constitution. We learnt a lot about the process and the professionalism and courtesy of staff of the council members, or not. Below is the full text of the resolution passed by the Council on December 18, 2012 and here is a PDF of the Resolution. A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO IN SUPPORT OF A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO OVERTURN CITIZENS UNITED. WHEREAS, free and fair elections are essential to American democracy and effective self-governance; and WHEREAS, in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the United States Supreme Court held that independent spending on elections by corporations and other groups could not be limited by government regulation, a decision that allows for unlimited corporate spending in elections; and WHEREAS, in reaching its decision in Citizens United, the Supreme Court interpreted the First Amendment …