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Minneapolis resolution calls for the U.S. Constitution to support fair elections

Minneapolis joins cities across the nation to support Resolution Week


WHAT:             News conference with U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, Minneapolis City Council President Barbara Johnson and Vice President Robert Lilligren, and Becki Smith, a representative from Move to Amend, on a City of Minneapolis resolution that calls for a United States constitutional amendment to regulate corporate political spending and campaign financing. The City Council will vote on the resolution at its regular meeting Friday morning.

WHEN:             Noon, Friday, June 15

WHERE:           Room 319, City Hall, 350 S. Fifth St., Minneapolis

MORE:             In 2010 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United v Federal Election Commission that corporations have free speech rights to unrestricted spending on political speech. The Minneapolis resolution states that corporations are not people and do not have constitutional rights, and that government should have the power to regulate corporate political spending and campaign financing.

                        During Resolutions Week, local governments across the country are advancing resolutions through their city and town councils, county boards and state legislatures that declare support for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and support legislation to regulate campaign spending.



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Published Jun 14, 2012