California Proposition 59, Overturn of Citizens United Act Advisory Question

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Proposition 59: Citizens United

Shall California’s elected officials use all of their constitutional authority, including, but not limited to, proposing and ratifying one or more amendments to the United States Constitution, to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010) 558 U.S. 310, and other applicable judicial precedents, to allow the full regulation or limitation of campaign contributions and spending, to ensure that all citizens, regardless of wealth, may express their views to one another, and to make clear that corporations should not have the same constitutional rights as human beings?

Proposition 59 Ballot Summary:

  • Asks whether California’s elected officials should use their authority to propose and ratify an amendment to the federal Constitution overturning the United States Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
  • Citizens United ruled that laws placing certain limits on political spending by corporations and unions are unconstitutional.
  • States that the proposed amendment should clarify that corporations should not have the same constitutional rights as human beings.

A “Yes” vote means: 

A yes vote supports this measure encouraging the state’s elected officials to use their authority to overturn the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision, potentially through an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

A “No vote means: 

A no vote opposes this measure encouraging the state’s elected officials to use their authority to overturn the Citizens United v. FEC decision.

You can read the full text of California Proposition 59 here.

Source: Ballotpedia

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