People of Wisconsin are waking up. I wonder if the rest of the country will.
Voters in Madison, Wisconsin on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved, by an 84 percent majority, a city referendum calling for amending the U.S. Constitution to establish that “only human beings, not corporations, are entitled to constitutional rights.” In Dane County, Wisconsin, which includes the city of Madison, 78 percent voted for a similar county referendum, rejecting the rationale underlying the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, which allows unlimited, and secret, corporate campaign spending.
These votes are the first referendums anywhere in the country against Citizens United, and calling for a constitutional amendment that would void the decision. This stunning victory has not been covered by the mainstream media, and very few even on the netroots know about it. As with the extraordinary demonstrations in February and March against Republican attempts to destroy public employee unions, once again the people of Madison have led the way for the entire country.