Fort Atkinson City Corporate Personhood & Campaign Contribution Rights Question (April 2013)

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A Fort Atkinson City Corporate Personhood & Campaign Contribution Rights question was approved on the April 2, 2013 election ballot in Jefferson County, which is in Wisconsin.

This measure indicated the support of the voters of the City of Fort Atkinson to agree with the move to amend the united states constitution to establish that only human beings and not companies or corporations are endowed with constitutional rights such as free speech and that the spending of money does not fall under the category of speech and is not protected by the first amendment.[1]

Election results

Fort Atkinson Referendum
Approveda Yes 1,312 76.86%
These election results are from the Jefferson County Elections Office.

Text of measure

Text of the question:

Shall the City of Fort Atkinson adopt the following resolution: Resolved, that “We the People” of the City of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, seek to reclaim democracy from the expansion of corporate personhood rights and the corrupting influence of unregulated political contributions and spending. We stand with the Move to Amend campaign and communities across the country to support passage of an amendment to the United States Constitution stating:

1. Only human beings – not corporations, limited liability companies, unions, non-profit organizations, or similar associations and corporate entities – are endowed with constitutional rights, and 2. Money is not speech, and therefore regulating political contributions and spending is not equivalent to limiting political speech. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we hereby instruct our state and federal representatives to enact resolutions and legislation to advance this effort.[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Jefferson County April 2, 2013 sample ballots (dead link)
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.