Announcements

  • Money in Politics Tops List of Voter Concerns - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jim Crist, 608-274-6201, wisconsin@unitedtoamend.org Money in Politics Tops List of Voter Concerns Madison, WI (October 15, 2018) – Three recent polls show that government corruption is the top issue on the minds of voters.[1]  Over 90% of Americans think special interest money has too much influence in American political campaigns.[2]  It’s no surprise that Americans’ job
  • Door County Board & Town of Gardner Support Call for Statewide Referendum - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2018 Contact: Dan Powers Sturgeon Bay; 743-6796 danpowers345@gmail.com On Tuesday, April 17th, by a vote of 19-2, the Door County Board of Supervisors passed Resolution 2018-33: “Supporting a Constitutional Amendment to Allow Limits on Campaign Contributions & Conducting a Non-Binding Statewide Referendum”. The bill for a statewide referendum is currently stuck in both houses of
  • Nine More Communities Vote to Amend the U.S. Constitution - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: George Penn, 608-244-6436, georgepenn51@gmail.com Nine More Communities Vote to Amend the U.S. Constitution Madison, WI (April 4, 2018) – On Tuesday, April 3rd, Wisconsin residents in nine communities voted to amend the U.S. Constitution to clarify that only human beings should have inalienable human rights and money is not the same thing as free speech. All
  • Nine Communities to Vote to Reclaim Democracy from Moneyed Interests - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: George Penn, 608-244-6436, georgepenn51@gmail.com Nine Communities to Vote to Reclaim Democracy from Moneyed Interests Madison, WI (March 21, 2018) – On Tuesday, April 3rd, Wisconsin residents in nine communities will vote on whether to amend the U.S. Constitution to clarify that only humans should have constitutional rights and that money is not the same as speech
  • Democrats call for hearing on proposed Citizens United resolution - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: George Penn, 608-244-6436, geo_penn@charter.net Democrats call for hearing on proposed Citizens United resolution Madison, WI (October 10, 2017) – On Tuesday, Committee Chairperson, Rep Scott Allen (R-Waukesha), refused a request to have a statewide advisory referendum question placed on the public hearing agenda. The referendum would ask voters whether they support a constitutional amendment which would
  • Two More Door County Towns Call for a Statewide Referendum to give Voters a voice on Campaign Finance Limits - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dan Powers  345 W. Redwood Place, Sturgeon Bay  (743-6796 or 495-2343) Two More Door County Towns Call for a Statewide Referendum to give Voters a voice on Campaign Finance Limits On June 12th, the Town of Baileys Harbor unanimously approved a Resolution, “Supporting a Constitutional Amendment to allow Limits on Campaign Contributions and Conducting a Non-Binding
  • Citizens United Advisory Referendum Introduced - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jim Crist, 608-274-6201, wisconsin@unitedtoamend.org Citizens United Advisory Referendum Introduced Rep. Subeck, Sen. Hansen back giving voters a voice MADISON — On Wednesday, April 19th, two lawmakers introduced resolutions that would create a Citizens United advisory referendum asking voters if they support putting limits on the corrupting influence big money has in political campaigns. The Money Out,
  • Citizens United Advisory Referendum to be Introduced - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jim Crist, 608-274-6201, wisconsin@unitedtoamend.org Citizens United Advisory Referendum to be Introduced Rep. Subeck, Sen. Hansen back giving voters a voice MADISON — On Wednesday, April 19th, two lawmakers will introduce resolutions that would create a Citizens United advisory referendum asking voters if they support putting limits on the corrupting influence big money has in political campaigns.
  • Eight More Communities Vote to Amend the U.S. Constitution - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: George Penn, 608-244-6436, geo_penn@charter.net Eight More Communities Vote to Amend the U.S. Constitution Madison, WI (April 5, 2017) – On Tuesday, April 4th, Wisconsin residents in eight communities voted to amend the U.S. Constitution to clarify that only human beings should have inalienable human rights and money is not the same thing as free speech. All
  • Nine Communities to Vote to Reclaim Democracy from Moneyed Interests - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: George Penn, 608-244-6436, geo_penn@charter.net Nine Communities to Vote to Reclaim Democracy from Moneyed Interests Madison, WI (March 27, 2017) – On Tuesday, April 4th, Wisconsin residents in nine communities will vote on whether to amend the U.S. Constitution to clarify that only humans should have constitutional rights and that money is not the same as speech
  • Eighteen Communities Voted to Amend the U.S. Constitution - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: George Penn, 608-244-6436, geo_penn@charter.net Eighteen Communities Voted to Amend the U.S. Constitution Madison, WI (November 9, 2016) – On Tuesday, November 8th, Wisconsin residents in eighteen communities voted to amend the U.S. Constitution to clarify that only human beings should have inalienable human rights and money is not the same thing as free speech. All referenda
  • Eighteen Communities to Vote to Reclaim Democracy from Special Interests - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: George Penn, 608-244-6436, geo_penn@charter.net Eighteen Communities to Vote to Reclaim Democracy from Special Interests Madison, WI (October 24, 2016) – On Tuesday, November 8th, Wisconsin residents in nineteen communities will vote on whether to amend the U.S. Constitution to make clear that: a corporation is not a person, and money is not speech. Voters will cast
  • Lopsided Results in Candidate Survey on Citizens United - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jim Crist, 608-274-6201, wisconsin@unitedtoamend.org Lopsided Results in Candidate Survey on Money in Politics Madison, WI (October 13, 2016) – One of the top issues this election cycle is money in politics. Americans’ job approval rating for Congress hovers near single digits. Over 90% of Americans think special interest money has too much influence in American political
  • Mt. Pleasant Town Board Votes to Return the Constitution Back to “We The People” - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mt. Pleasant Town Board Votes to Return the Constitution Back to “We The People” Town of Mt. Pleasant, Green County, Wisconsin becomes seventh community in county to pass a resolution declaring that money is not speech and corporations are not people. At the May 16th town meeting, last Monday night, after several presentations by United To Amend
  • Eleven Communities Vote to Amend the U.S. Constitution - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: George Penn, 608-244-6436, geo_penn@charter.net Eleven Communities Vote to Amend the U.S. Constitution Madison, WI (April 6, 2016) – On Tuesday, April 5th, Wisconsin residents in eleven communities voted to amend the U.S. Constitution to make clear that: a corporation is not a person, and money is not speech. Eleven referenda passed with very solid majorities: Janesville
  • Eleven Communities to Vote to Reclaim Democracy from Special Interests - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: George Penn, 608-244-6436, geo_penn@charter.net Eleven Communities to Vote to Reclaim Democracy from Special Interests Madison, WI (March 31, 2016) – On Tuesday, April 5th, Wisconsin residents in eleven communities will vote on whether to amend the U.S. Constitution to make clear that: a corporation is not a person, and money is not speech. Voters will cast
  • Meet at the Capitol and Help Get the Big Money Out of Politics! - Assemble for Redress of Grievances Thursday January 21, 10 to noon North Hearing Room on the 2nd floor of the State Capitol Citizens across the State of Wisconsin want to get big money (especially big dark money) out of politics, but the state Legislature continues to ignore widespread and overwhelming calls for a Constitutional amendment to fix the problem. This
  • More Bad-Government Bills Introduced in Wisconsin - A series of bad-government bills have just been introduced into our state legislature, which would enable more and more corruption in Wisconsin. Legalized bribery via campaign donations would be easier than ever. Other proposed bills would gut the GAB, which would aid in avoiding any repercussions for bad behavior. We must stand up and fight for what is right! Please
  • Citizen Groups Form Alliance to Fight Corruption and Rescue Democracy - Three Wisconsin-based democracy reform groups – the Wisconsin Grassroots Network, Wisconsin United to Amend and Blue Jean Nation – announced the establishment of a partnership to maximize their collective impact. “Separately, each of our groups possesses valuable assets and makes a difference,” said Mike McCabe, founder and president of Blue Jean Nation. “Together, our strength can be greater than the
  • Three More Wisconsin Communities Vote to Amend the U.S. Constitution - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: George Penn, 608-244-6436 / geo_penn@charter.net Three More Wisconsin Communities Vote to Amend the U.S. Constitution Madison, WI (April 8, 2015) ­ On Tuesday, April 7th, three communities voted in favor of amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that money is not speech and that only real people should have inalienable Constitutional rights. This would reverse
  • Press Release: 5th Anniversary of Citizens United - PRESS RELEASE for Wednesday, January 21, 2015 To mark the 5th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s highly controversial 2010 Citizens United decision, Money Out, Voters In Wisconsin (MOVI) is holding a press conference at 9:00am in the Assembly Parlor Room, at the Wisconsin State Capitol. Following the press conference, MOVI supporters plan to meet with representatives at the Capitol. Five
  • Unhappy 5th Birthday, Citizens United! - The 5th anniversary of the disastrous Citizens United decision is this Wednesday, January 21st. United To Amend and Money Out, Voters In Wisconsin has a full day of events planned. Please Join Us!! 8:45 AM – Lobby Day Activist Training @ WISPIRG, 122 State Street, 5th Floor, Madison (map). 9:00 AM – Press Conference – Assembly Gallery Room, Wisconsin State
  • Twelve Wisconsin Communities Vote to Amend the U.S. Constitution - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: George Penn, 608-244-6436 / geo_penn@charter.net Twelve Wisconsin Communities Vote to Amend the U.S. Constitution Madison, WI (November 5, 2014) – On Tuesday, November 4th, twelve communities voted in favor of amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that money is not speech and that only real people should have inalienable Constitutional rights. This would reverse the
  • A Dozen Communities to Vote on a U.S. Constitutional Amendment Question - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: George Penn, 608-244-6436, geo_penn@charter.net A Dozen Communities to Vote on a U.S. Constitutional Amendment Question Madison, WI (October 27, 2014) – On Tuesday, November 4th, Wisconsin residents in twelve communities will vote on whether to amend the U.S. Constitution to make clear that: a corporation is not a person, and money is not speech. Voters will
  • The National 28th Amendment Roadshow is Coming to Madison! - Never before in the history of the United States has our system been so openly corrupted by big money. Our democracy has been overtaken by monied interests who have bought favor with politicians, putting up huge roadblocks to any legislation that benefits average Americans. But all over the country people are fighting back and demanding change. Now is the time
  • Udall Amendment SJR19 is Seriously Flawed - SJR19 is a weak half measure! We need to abolish corporate constitutional rights. This is an historic opportunity to repair our Constitution and we will only have one chance to get it right. The Constitution originally established the hierarchy: We the People –> Government –> Corporations. What we have now is Corporations –> Government –> We the People. It’s no
  • Thirteen Communities Vote for Constitutional Amendment - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: wisconsin@movetoamend.org Thirteen Communities Vote for Constitutional Amendment Madison, WI (April 1, 2014) – On Tuesday, April 1, 13 communities voted in favor of amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations are not people and money is not speech. These two ideas were the basis of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which opened the
  • Thirteen Communities To Vote on Citizens United April 1st - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jim Crist, 608-274-6201 / 608-213-3201 Thirteen Communities Vote For Democracy on April 1st Madison, WI (March 31, 2014) – On Tuesday, April 1, Wisconsin residents in 13 communities will vote on whether to amend the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations are not people and money is not speech. Voters will cast ballots in Waukesha,
  • A major milestone in Wisconsin’s fight to overturn Citizens United! - Yesterday was truly a red-letter day in Wisconsin’s contribution to the fight against unregulated money in politics – even the national media picked up the story! Rep. Chris Taylor and Sen. Dave Hansen formally introduced bill LRB-1457/5 calling for a statewide referendum to measure public support for overturning Citizens United. The question that would appear on the November 2014 ballot
  • Representative Chris Taylor and Senator Dave Hansen Introduce Money Out Voters In Resolution - MoneyOutVotersInWI is a coalition of Wisconsin groups fighting the corrosive effects that unlimited campaign cash has on our political system. Over 18,000 Wisconsin citizens have already added their names to this petition, demanding that the Wisconsin Legislature place an Advisory Referendum on the ballot in Wisconsin directing the Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution to end the notions that money
  • Exeter Votes to Return the Constitution Back to “We The People” - For immediate release: EXETER VOTES TO RETURN THE CONSTITUTION BACK TO “WE THE PEOPLE” Exeter WI becomes first Township in Green County to pass a resolution declaring that money is not speech and corporations are not people. At the July 9th town meeting last Monday night, after four months of town input at the monthly meetings, the board, in a