The last chance to sign the Initiative 1329 petition that will put the Citizen United question on the Washington ballot will be the Diversity Fair on Sunday.
Decisions by the Supreme Court have essentially said that “corporations are people,” that “money is the same as speech” and unchecked money in the political process does not lead to corruption.
This initiative, if passed by Washington voters, will ask our elected representatives to support an amendment to the Constitution that would allow Congress and the states to put reasonable limit on political contributions. It would further establish that constitutional rights can be applied only to people.
Mary Lou Yocum