WV Citizen Action Group
Action Alert

March 9
 Alert Archive

Calls Needed NOW to Pass House Resolution
Opposing Citizens United vs. FEC

HR8, opposing the Citizens United vs. FEC Supreme Court ruling, was introduced in the WV House of Delegates on January 20th. Since then it has languished in the House Rules Committee.

Tomorrow, Saturday, March 10th is the last day of the legislative session and we need everyone to make calls today and tomorrow asking House leadership to put HR8 on the agenda and pass it. The legislature doesn’t quit until midnight on Saturday so we still have time to get this passed.

HR8 is “Opposing the United States Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Constitution in Citizens United regarding the constitutional rights of corporations, supporting an amendment to the Constitution to provide that corporations are not entitled to the entirety of protections or “rights” of natural persons, specifically so that the expenditure of corporate money to influence the electoral process is no longer a form of constitutionally protected speech, and calling on Congress to begin the process of amending the Constitution.” Click here for full text of the resolution.

What you can do to help:

Please call (or e-mail) as many members of the House leadership as you can, beginning with House Speaker Rick Thompson and working down the list. If one of the listed members of Rules is your delegate, be sure to call them too. Finally please call or e-mail your home delegate(s) to ask them to do what they can to get this passed.

Thanks for taking time to help preserve our democracy!

The team at WV Citizen Action

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