Cunningham Township U.S. Constitution Advisory Question (November 2012)
Administration of Government
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|Cunningham Township U.S. Constitution Advisory Question|
Election results from Champaign County 2012 election results
Text of measure
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|“|| Shall the City of Urbana have the authority to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to establish: 1) that a corporation does not have the same rights as an actual person,and 2) that money is not speech and, therefore, regulating political spending is not equivalent to limiting political speech?
The U.S. Supreme Court held, in "Citizens United v. FEC", that corporations have the rights of real human citizens and are entitled to spend unlimited amounts of money in support of political campaigns. To undue that decision, the people of the Cunningham Township support an amendment to the United States Constitution to establish that: 1) A corporation does not have the same rights as an actual person, and 2) Money is not speech and, therefore, regulating political spending is not equivalent to limiting political speech. We further request that our city, state and federal representatives enact resolutions and legislation to advance the two positions proposed as part of the Amendment, with reference to the need for an Amendment.
State of Illinois
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Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | Comptroller | Auditor General | Superintendent of Education | Director of Insurance | Director of Agriculture | Director of Natural Resources | Director of Labor | Chairman of Commerce Commission |