Yesterday, the Wyoming House of Representatives gave FINAL APPROVAL to HJ0008, our Free and Fair Elections resolution. The final vote was a comfortable 37-20-3, with one of the three absent legislators also being a strong supporter.
Credit for this outstanding result must go to the hundreds of volunteers all over Wyoming who circulated [...]
Our Free and Fair Elections resolution has passed the House Committee of the Whole this evening! We expect a second reading tomorrow, and hopefully a third and final (adoption) vote on Wednesday. We have been informed by a representative that YOUR OUTREACH MADE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THIS OUTCOME.
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Cheyenne, WY, February 4, 2019 — The Wyoming House of Representatives passed House Joint Resolution 8, “Free and Fair Elections,” on first reading in a busy Committee of the Whole session today by a voice vote. The resolution calls on the United States Congress to propose a 28th Constitutional Amendment, seeking to overturn the 2010 Supreme Court decision in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, which granted corporations the right to [...]
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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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Yesterday we were very disappointed when SJ0008 died on the Senate floor in the Committee of the Whole. That left our only remaining [...]
To read about the Senate version, SJ008, click here
The House Corporations, Elections and Local Government Committee has posted its agenda for its meetings on Tuesday. Our proposed resolution, HJ0008 “Free and Fair Elections,” is listed for hearing at the committee [...]
(To read about the House version, HJ0008, click here.)
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.
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