Please join the folks of South Central Wisconsin United to Amend (UTA) on Tuesday, February 14th, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm for their regular meeting at Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd, Madison (map). They have the best-run meetings you will find in any grassroots group, and great group of volunteers. The Democracy Reform Movement is growing and needs your help!
UTA promotes amending the US Constitution to overturn a series of judicial rulings. These rulings, the most notorious is Citizens United, gave ‘personhood’ rights to corporations and declared money to be a form of constitutionally protected free speech. These rulings make it impossible for We, the People, to write laws regulating money in politics, which makes it difficult, if not impossible to make our elected officials work for us.
Citizens around the state continue to demand an end to the corruption in our election system. Already this year, nine more communities will have the UTA referendum on their April ballots: The cities of Monona and Racine, the villages of Fox Crossing and Blue Mounds, plus the towns of Neshkoro, Crystal Lake, Caledonia, Blue Mounds and Jordan. There have already been 96 Wisconsin communities that have called for an amendment. In total, 2.7 million people (46% of Wisconsinites) live in these jurisdictions. Across the country, 18 state legislatures have voted for an amendment, as well as over 700 towns, villages, cities and counties.
UTA is working with state legislators to get AJR 8 and SJR 12 re-introduced into this year’s legislative agenda. Please check out their new Citizen Lobbying Guide and encourage your representatives to cosponsor these bills.
If you haven’t done so already, please add your name to the growing list of citizens who are taking a stand against corruption in our election system. Sign our petition.