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By David Martin
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Residents help petition for constitutional amendment

 

August 23, 2017

David Martin

Betty Auld, a volunteer for Wyoming Promise, asks residents walking to Expedition Island to sign a petition to support a U.S. Constitutional Amendment to help limit corporate spending in elections.

A group of residents, tired of corporate money influencing state and national elections, is working to gather signatures for a proposed 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Specifically, the amendment seeks to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United vs. F.E.C., which ruled political spending is protected speech under the First Amendment and the government cannot keep a group or corporation from spending money in an election. While those groups cannot directly contribute to a campaign, they can utilize other means, such as political action groups and advertisements, t...



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