Cunningham Township U.S. Constitution Advisory Question (November 2012)

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Voting on
Administration of Government
Administration of government.jpg
Ballot Measures
By state
By year
Not on ballot
A Cunningham Township U.S. Constitution Advisory Question was on the November 6, 2012 ballot in Champaign County, where the measure was approved.

Election results

Cunningham Township U.S. Constitution Advisory Question
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 8,211 71.71%
No3,23928.29%

Election results from Champaign County 2012 election results

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:[1]

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.[2]

See also

External links

References

  1. Champaign County 2012 election referendum," accessed November 13, 2012
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.