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Californians Will Be Asked in November Ballot Whether They Want to Overturn Citizens United
Latin Post ^ | 7-22-2014 | Rebecca S. Myles

Posted on 07/22/2014 3:51:21 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

California voters will have a chance in the November elections to vote on a ballot measure asking them if Congress should amend the U.S. Constitution to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

The Governor of California signed into law Senate Bill 1272 on July 16 -- the Overturn Citizens United Act -- to put the advisory question on the November 2014 ballot.

The group behind the initiative is Money Out Voters In, who were supported by Common Cause. Common Cause is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to accountable government in the public interest.

"This is a great day for democracy," stated Michele Sutter, co-founder of Money Out Voters In.

The case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission arose when the conservative non-profit Citizens United created a political documentary, Hillary: The Movie which they planned to air on cable television during the 2008 election.

The movie was seen as "electioneering communication" by the Federal Election Commission which has limits on the production of political ads. Citizens United sued to overturn the decision and the case eventually was heard before the U.S. Supreme Court.

(Excerpt) Read more at latinpost.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: california; fec; jerrybrown
Citizens divided.
1 posted on 07/22/2014 3:51:21 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

California is a foreign land now. Let them in to overturn our laws. Nice.


2 posted on 07/22/2014 3:53:50 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Citizen Zed

Kaliforniyaaa.. the closest thing to Communism the Constitution ‘allows’.


3 posted on 07/22/2014 3:57:32 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Citizen Zed

A worthless poll from a worthless state government. Thanks Jerry, you old senile buffoon and goat.


4 posted on 07/22/2014 3:57:48 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Citizen Zed
Hey!

If overturning a decision from The Supremes is so easy, maybe we can look into that little Roe v. Wade thing.

5 posted on 07/22/2014 4:05:51 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: Citizen Zed

Here in California, the Rich Democrats control everything. There is no place for moral conservatives who are responsible. We are a dying breed in California


6 posted on 07/22/2014 4:06:36 PM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: dforest
California is a foreign land now. Let them in to overturn our laws. Nice.

Every once in a while some nut comes up with the idea to carve California up into two-six states. AIN'T gonna happen. No reason for it.

California isn't foreign. It's merely the Land of fruits and nuts, with flakes in between.

There were 10 million here when I was growing up. It then BURGEONED to 48 million. Hah, there weren't enough jobs for them all, especially since the incoming folks wanted to wash dishes for $30/hour. Yawn.
THEY made California that land "OVER THE RAINBOW."

California is now "down" to a mere 38 million. STILL too many people. I want them to GO BACK to where they came from!

7 posted on 07/22/2014 4:06:52 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: realcleanguy
Here in California, the Rich Democrats control everything. There is no place for moral conservatives who are responsible. We are a dying breed in California

We need another GOVERNATOR!

8 posted on 07/22/2014 4:07:49 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

Half of them are from way south


9 posted on 07/22/2014 4:08:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Citizen Zed; All
"... asking them if Congress should amend the U.S. Constitution ..."

I hope that the ballot question is not being worded that way. Although Congress can propose an amendment to the Constitution, only the states can ratify proposed amendments.

10 posted on 07/22/2014 4:08:51 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Citizen Zed

Can we overturn Wickard v Filburn, too?


11 posted on 07/22/2014 4:09:11 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: GeronL
Half of them are from way south

Ahm so, ah say, Ahm SO sorreh. (Foghorn Leghorn)

12 posted on 07/22/2014 4:11:11 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Citizen Zed

The movie was seen as “electioneering communication” by the Federal Election Commission which has limits on the production of political ads.


That darn First Amendment getting in the way of Leftists consolidating power!!!!/s


13 posted on 07/22/2014 4:13:40 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Citizen Zed

Be very careful how this entry is worded on the ballot. The dems like to twist the language so that it appears to say the opposite of what you think it says. It catches a lot of people off guard.

If anybody gets a copy of the ballot measure before the election, be sure it gets around so that people can know exactly what they’re voting for.


14 posted on 07/22/2014 4:14:47 PM PDT by The Final Harvest (True the Vote: " MY AMERICA, ... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: stormhill

Brilliant .. now you’re thinking like a conservative.


15 posted on 07/22/2014 4:16:52 PM PDT by The Final Harvest (True the Vote: " MY AMERICA, ... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: Citizen Zed

Only Democrat money is allowed.


16 posted on 07/22/2014 4:25:41 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: cloudmountain

you know what is ironic, all of these poor uneducated “illegals” the liberals want to bring into this country will only hurt the poor minorities. Less jobs, lower paying jobs and eventually less welfare because sometime in the near future the government is going to run out of “other peoples” money.....


17 posted on 07/22/2014 4:27:20 PM PDT by martinidon
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To: Citizen Zed

Just another way to increase voter turnout and place the dwindling number of Reps in the cross-hairs.


18 posted on 07/22/2014 4:36:04 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Citizen Zed

Any ballot question in Kalifornia will be overturned by one liberal judge.

That’s how it works in a foreign country like that.


19 posted on 07/22/2014 4:36:19 PM PDT by airborne (My heroes don't wear capes - My heroes wear dog tags!)
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To: Citizen Zed

Common Cause is a nonpartisan, grassroots ... Yeah, right.


20 posted on 07/22/2014 4:48:13 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Too bad Edgar Cayce was wrong.


21 posted on 07/22/2014 4:49:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Citizen Zed

Ey should also vote on whether to ban dihydrogen monoxide an evil chemical found in high concentrations in the bodies of every Californian.


22 posted on 07/22/2014 4:55:35 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: airborne

+1


23 posted on 07/22/2014 5:15:37 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Can anyone translate this thread into an English version that can actually be understood by normal people without reference to legal psychobabble?


24 posted on 07/22/2014 5:38:47 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Will they get to vote out Government Union United as well?


25 posted on 07/22/2014 5:52:43 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Citizen Zed

Most of the low information types won’t have a clue what this is about and will just check the box that is closest to them.


26 posted on 07/22/2014 6:30:24 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: Citizen Zed
Unions good
corporations BAAAD
27 posted on 07/22/2014 7:23:37 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: Citizen Zed

So let me guess...
They are soliciting and spending money on an electoral question to stop people from spending money on electoral matters...

Shocked to see they are allied with occupy, shirts club, Greenpeace, progressive democrats of America... Shocked.

How much is Soros giving them I wonder? ? ?


28 posted on 07/22/2014 8:50:06 PM PDT by BlueNgold (Have we crossed the line from Govt. in righteous fear of the People - to a People in fear of Govt??)
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To: Citizen Zed

How the left hates free speech.


29 posted on 07/23/2014 6:22:43 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: ops33

Let’s see if it’s worded this way:

“Do you agree that the government should be able to force Christians to pay for policies that are against their faith?”


30 posted on 07/23/2014 6:23:52 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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