Champaign Township City Advisory Question (November 2012)
Elections and Campaigns
|Not on ballot|
This measure was an advisory referendum that asked residents if they disagreed with the Supreme Court's decision to make corporations people and money equal speech. Though the result would not change the ruling, officials said they hoped it would help encourage state officials to act against the ruling. Residents who attended the meeting which placed the measure on the ballot noted that they were hopeful the decision could encourage changes.
|Champaign Township City Advisory Question|
Election results from Champaign County 2012 election results
Text of measure
Language on the ballot:
|“||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 undo that decision, the people of the City of Champaign Township support an Amendment to the United States Constitution to establish that:
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.
- City of Champign Township website
- Champaign County 2012 election results
- Champaign County 2012 ballot measure language
- The News-Gazette, "Township voters to consider advisory referendum in November," April 10, 2012
- Champaign County 2012 election referendum," accessed November 13, 2012
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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