We the People have spoken and the legislators have heard us. That’s the way democracy is supposed to work – and the way you have made it work in New Hampshire this spring. Together, the people and New Hampshire’s state representatives have taken an important step to $top MoneyPolitic$.
In a bipartisan vote of 183-81, more than two-thirds of the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed SB307, a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United that allows unlimited campaign donations by corporations and unions.
Now the constitutional amendment issue goes to the NH Senate. If it passes, New Hampshire will become 17th state in the nation, to go on record against Mega Money in our campaigns. Five other New England States have already done it.
Act now. Phone, write or email your state senator to vote for SB307. Help restore our democracy to what the Founders intended – an equal voice for everyone.
Once NH approves, we can have a real impact on presidential candidates for 2016.
This began as a grass roots movement, showing the muscle of People Power, what our Founding Fathers called “Consent of the governed,” the sacred principle of American democracy, now sinking under oceans of MegaMoney.
In early spring, people began circulating petitions across our state calling for town votes against unlimited campaign donations. In April, voters in 49 NH towns passed these resolutions. The petitions got bipartisan support in Solidly republican-dominated towns like Hampstead, Pelham, Salem and Windham as well as pro-Democratic towns like Exeter and Plymouth.
Now in May, another four towns have passed resolutions – Hanover, New
London, Peterborough, and Sanborton.
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