Vt. To Weigh Anti-Citizens United Resolution

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One of the co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream was on hand as Vermont lawmakers and advocates unveiled a resolution calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution overturning the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.

That 5-4 ruling two years ago found that corporations have the same rights as individuals to make unlimited contributions to independent groups seeking to influence elections. It has been harshly criticized by Sen. Bernie Sanders and others as unleashing unlimited corporate influence over elections.

Today, Senators Virginia Lyons and John Campbell appeared at the Statehouse with activists to introduce a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment overturning the idea that corporations are people.

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