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Greensboro Passes Resolution Calling on Congress to Overturn Citizens United

Becomes 12th municipality in NC seeking reversal of Supreme Court decision

GREENSBORO — The Greensboro City Council became the 12th city in North Carolina to approve a resolution calling on Congress to overturn the Supreme Court decision, Citizens United v. FEC, and ensure the voices of ordinary voters aren’t drowned out by special interest money.

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Residents push for Resolutions on Citizens United

By Eric Ginsburg

A push by Greensboro residents for a city council resolution opposing the Citizens United vs. Federal Elections Commission Supreme Court decision has gained traction. After Occupy Greensboro members reached out to council members and spoke at the July 17 meeting, City Attorney Mujeeb Shah-Khan wrote a memo saying council could consider a resolution on the topic written by staff, a council member or a third party.

Raleigh Passes Resolution Calling on Congress to Overturn Citizens United

Becomes 9th municipality in N.C. seeking reversal of Supreme Court decision that opened new flood of money into politics

The Raleigh City Council today approved a resolution calling on Congress to overturn the Supreme Court decision, Citizens United v. FEC, and ensure the voices of ordinary voters aren’t drowned out by special interest money.

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

News & Observer

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.