Resolution would ask U.S. Congress to overturn Supreme Court ruling

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Staff writer Rosella Age reports that at a press conference Wednesday, Rep. Verla Insko, a Democrat representing Orange County, promoted a resolution that calls on the U.S. Congress to overturn a Supreme Court ruling.

The 2010 ruling in Citizens United vs. Federal Elections Committee basically allows corporations to be treated as people with the same rights to free speech and thus allowed to spend unlimited amounts in support or against political candidates.

Utilities contribute to N.C. lawmakers who support ‘fracking’

Duke Energy Corp., Progress Energy Inc. and Piedmont Natural Gas  Co. Inc. are among the corporations that donated money last year to N.C.

NCVCE Director testifies at Maryland Legislature on Sucess of North Carolina's Public Financing Programs

Gazette: Public Campaign Finance urged at commission meeting

Citizens United ruling cited as exacerbating woes

A new form of public financing of elections is the best way to restore voters’ flagging faith in the electoral system, advocates said this week in Annapolis.

A state panel is looking at reforms to state campaign finance laws in light of recent court decisions that loosened regulations and an increasingly contentious political environment at the state and federal level.

Citizen Groups Questions Why Leadership Blocks Grassroots Legislation

Press Release

Wednesday, June 13, 2012    

CONTACT: Melissa Price Kromm 919-272-5447; melissa@ncvce.org

RALEIGH—Citizen activists from across North Carolina have joined a national movement to reinvigorate democracy by supporting a House and Senate Joint Resolution that calls upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to restore democracy and overturn the Supreme Court decision, Citizens United v. FEC.

 

North Carolina Citizens United Lobby Day II

It's time to rally the troops once more for our 2nd Citizens United Lobby Day!  House Joint Resolution 1201 and Senate Joint Resolution 937 have been filed and our legislators need to hear from us!

When: Wednesday June 13th 9am to 1pm

NY TIMES: North Carolina, Meet Citizens United

cross posting from NY Times:

The North Carolina Judicial Coalition is a new tax-exempt organization, known as a super PAC, supported by wealthy conservative Republicans who are determined to make this year’s race for a seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court ideological and expensive.

Fracking debate fuels campaign gifts to lawmakers

As North Carolina lawmakers take up a new bill on hydraulic fracturing, the much-debated energy drilling method commonly known as “fracking,” a new report finds that energy interests tied to fracking gave campaign contributions to more than 100 state legislators between 2009 and 2011.

Citzens Unted Lobby Day Press Conference video

Citizen Group Seeks to Curb Corporate Power

Asks Congress to Overturn Citizens United


RALEIGH--A new group of North Carolina activists have joined a national movement to reinvigorate democracy by seeking a resolution in the North Carolina General Assembly that calls upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to restore democracy and overturn the Supreme Court decision, Citizens United v. FEC.

N.C. Landmark Clean Elections Law Remains Strong

All eight statewide judicial candidates have enrolled in public financing program for 2012


RALEIGH – North Carolina’s successful program of judicial public financing continues to enjoy broad, bipartisan support, despite Monday’s ruling in N.C. Right to Life PAC v. Leake eliminating a seldom-used component of the system.