Eight Wisconsin Communities Vote Against Citizens United

On April 4, Wisconsin residents in eight more communities voted to amend the U.S. Constitution to clarify that only human beings – not corporation, unions or SuperPACs – should have inalienable human rights and money is not the same thing as free speech. All referenda passed with overwhelming majorities: Racine (81 percent), Monona (91 percent), Fox Crossing (81 percent), Blue Mounds (88 percent) and the towns of Crystal Lake (79 percent), Caledonia in Waupaca County (70 percent), Blue Mounds (84 percent) and Jordan (71 percent). It was not on the ballot in the town of Neshkoro, as previously reported. That brings the total to 105 Wisconsin communities that have called for an amendment. The City of Sturgeon Bay did so by means of a Resolution on March 21. In total, 2.8 million people (48 percent of Wisconsinites) live in these jurisdictions. Across the country, 18 state legislatures have voted for an amendment, as well as more than 730 towns, villages, cities and counties. On Wednesday, April 19, Rep. Lisa Subeck and Sen. Dave Hansen will introduce resolutions that would create a statewide Citizens United advisory referendum asking voters if they support allowing corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money on political campaigns. Wisconsin United to Amend is a nonpartisan, grassroots movement. For more information visit

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