Why am I so persistent on this issue of Big Money in Public Decisions? I’ve never been an activist, I don’t want to be a leader, and I have a busy and interesting job and family. I don’t want to acknowledge the birds-eye view of climate change, increase in poverty, takeover of the food supply, superficiality of the media—much less, spread the word.
But I can’t walk away.
Lyle Hyde, Jr. played a key role in the Illinois Coalition to Overturn Citizens United. Working with legislators from both parties, the Coalition passed a resolution in the state legislature making Illinois the 14th state to call for a constitutional amendment.
Charlston, West Virginia
Barbara Frierson was a key leader in making West Virginia the 12th state to call for constitutional amendment. After meeting initial resistance from the legislature, Barbara coordinated successful lobby days, rallies, and press events. The coalition successfully passed the resolution with bipartisan support.