Sample Press Release for Resolution Passage

______, 2015                                                              Contact: Your name and number here

 

 

Citizens Applaud TOWN Council/Voters Approval of Resolution for a Constitutional Amendment to Curb Corporate Power in Elections

 

Amendment Needed to Overturn U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United Ruling; Nearly 500 Resolutions Have Already Been Passed Nationwide

 

City, STATETOWN citizens today applauded the TOWN for approving a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment designed to curb corporate influence over elections.

 

The resolution is one of nearly 500 that has been passed since the Citizens United ruling in 2010, and one of many before New Hampshire voters and city councils this year. The effort is being organized by numerous nationwide organizations and elected officials, including Public Citizen, Move to Amend, People For the American Way, U.S. PIRG and Common Cause.

 

            QUOTE from NAME, an activist or community leader who is working to garner community support for the measure.

 

            QUOTE from council member NAME, who introduced the resolution in May.

 

The resolution calls for passage of a constitutional amendment that would overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling, which gave corporations and wealthy individuals the green light to spend unlimited sums on elections. Since the Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling, record amounts of money have been spent in races throughout the country.

 

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TOWN is 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, voters have approved similar ballot initiatives in the states of Montana and Colorado.  All in all, 16 states have called for a constitutional amendment, and there is currently an effort to make New Hampshire the 17th state and last state in New England.

 

 

Information about Citizens United and the call for a constitutional amendment can be found at

www.democracyisforpeople.org.

 

 

 

           

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