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NC lawmakers push for resolution to overturn Citizens United (video)

Posted By Clayton Henkel On May 23, 2012 @ 3:10 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Corporate campaign influence has been on the rise ever since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Citizens United ruling. Now some North Carolina legislators are planning to introduce a resolution calling on Congress to amend our Constitution and firmly establish that money is not speech.

Orange County Rep. Verla Insko [1] led the charge Wednesday:

“Corporations and trade unions are not people. They should not be able to buy political influence through unlimited advertising; they should not be able to purchase control over public policies,” said Insko. “This is not Democracy. This is not what our Founding Fathers intended.”

For more, click below for a short video from Wednesday’s press event:

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[1] Rep. Verla Insko: http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/members/viewMember.pl?sChamber=H&nUserID=46

[2] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdRkS7_ju1E

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