Portland, Ore., has followed in the steps of New York and Los Angeles in passing a city resolution denouncing the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, which allowed unlimited spending by corporations and unions in elections. The resolution:
establishes “that corporations should not receive the same legal rights as natural persons do, that money is not speech and that independent expenditures should be regulated” in political campaigns…
“This is about what kind of electoral system we want to devise for ourselves,” [Mayor Sam] Adams said.
In passing the resolution, Portland took an exciting step to get money out of politics. It’s a step that United Republic supporters are working to replicate around the country. To join the effort and meet other supporters in your hometown, click here.