Opponents of the Free and Fair Elections resolution are arguing (see transcript) that the Constitutional Amendment the resolution seeks is an attack on free speech. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Amendment, if proposed and ratified, will promote freedom of speech for ordinary citizens and voters, by preventing artificial entities such as corporations and unions from spending billions of [...]
TRANSCRIPT OF SENATE RE SJ8
Wasserburger: Thank you Mr. Chairman. I bring you Senate Joint Resolution No. 8 and this comes to you based on a Supreme Court decision which was called Citizens United vs Federal Elections Commission. A 2010 case. And essentially what the United States Supreme Court said was that corporations are people and money is speech and so it allowed for the creation of Super [...]
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Nobody said getting dark money out of politics would be easy…
Yesterday we were very disappointed when SJ0008 died on the Senate floor in the Committee of the Whole. That left our only remaining [...]
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SJ0008, Free and Fair Elections, is out of committee and on the general file. We hope Senator Wasserberger will be able to get the first reading on the floor on Monday, January 28, 2019.
Right now: We need you to [...]
“Senate Minerals committee voted within the hour on a 4 -1 ‘DO PASS’ for SJ008, ‘Free and Fair Elections’, to call on Congress to submit an Amendment to get dark money out of politics for ratification by the states! The resolution should go on general file in the morning with a possible vote on Senate floor next week.
HJ008, which calls on Congress [...]
“The Senate version of our new resolution, SJ008, has today been re-assigned to the Senate Minerals Committee. There is no longer any need to contact members of the Senate Corporations Committee. We have been in touch with members of the Senate Minerals Committee already, and it looks like we have a chance to get this passed. For that reason, we are asking that you do [...]
“This morning HJ008, which calls on Congress to propose the 28th Amendment, was assigned to the House Corporations, Elections and Local Government Committee. This afternoon, another resolution, coincidentally called SJ008, was introduced in the Senate with Sen. Jeff Wasserburger as prime sponsor and Sen. Chris Rothfuss as co-sponsor. SJ008 is identical to HJ008, so both resolutions will now proceed on separate tracks. The Legislative Service Office will step [...]
“Things continue to evolve quickly. After the defeat of SJ0002 in the Senate Minerals committee yesterday, a new resolution has now been introduced in the Wyoming House of Representatives.
SJ0002 failed to pass committee because several Senators who support the 28th Amendment were uncomfortable asking for a limited convention of states to propose that amendment pursuant to Article V of the U.S. [...]