Sample Media Advisory for Resolution Passage

___, 2015                                                                    Contact: Your name and number here

 

MEDIA Release

 

YourTownians Announce the Passage of a Resolution to Get Big Money Out of Politics

 

Local Resolution Calling for an Amendment is One of Nearly 500 that have Passed Nationwide and Many Passing Throughout New Hampshire

                                                   

WHAT:          City Council /Town Meeting/ Town voters  will be voting on a local resolution/ Local activists will be holding a public forum/ rally/ etc. calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling and declare that constitutional rights are for people and elections are not for sale. Nearly 500 such resolutions have passed nationwide and a large number have been introduced and are expected to pass this year in New Hampshire.

 

These communities are part of a growing movement in which city and town councils, from Los Angeles and New York, to Duluth, Minn., and South Miami, Fla., are calling for a constitutional amendment to curb corporate influence over elections. In addition, state legislatures in 16 states and Washington D.C. have called for an amendment.

 

At this event, Councilmember _______ [or other notable figure] will explain why TOWN needs to pass a resolution and urge colleagues to approve it.

 

 

WHEN:          TIME, DATE

WHERE:       ADDRESS, NECESSARY DIRECTIONS (LIKE CROSS-STREETS)

 

WHO:             The local gathering is being hosted by _________   as well as the national groups: ___________________________________________________________________. Information about Citizens United and the call for a constitutional amendment can be found at www.democracyisforpeople.org

 

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