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Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs to Support State and Local Governments Across the Country to Get Money Out of Politics

Press Contacts

Adam Sarvana (Grijalva), 202-225-2435

Jennifer Porter Gore (Ellison), 202-225-4755

Washington, D.C. – Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), including Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), are supporting community leaders across the country next week for events marking Resolutions Week, a nationwide effort to get money out of politics. Throughout the week, officials will introduce local resolutions supporting a constitutional amendment to overturn the infamous Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court decision, which let corporations and wealthy individuals spend unlimited money on political campaign advertisements.

Dozens of  localities have already approved similar resolutions. 

More than $63 million was spent in the Recent Wisconsin recall election, much of it from out of state, including $24 million from outside groups. 

Since the Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling, Super PACs and corporations have spent record amounts of money in elections nationwide. Corporate spending soared during the 2010 election cycle to $294 million, 427 percent over the previous mid-term elections in 2006.

Twenty-five events across the country have already been planned.

Scheduled Events: 

Minneapolis

MN

6/15/2012

Huntsville

AL

6/14/2012

Berkeley

CA

6/15/2012

Orange County

CA

TBA

Merced

CA

TBA

Los Angeles

CA

6/10/2012

San Jose

CA

6/15/2012

Stamford

CT

5/30/2012

Atlanta

GA

TBA

Chicago

IL

6/13/2012

Chicago

IL

6/27/2012

Wichita

KS

6/14/2012

Baltimore

MD

TBD 

Portland

ME

6/12, 6/13, 6/16

Augusta

ME

6/12/2012

Raleigh

NC

6/13/2012

Quogue/Town of South Hampton

NY

6/15/2012

Philadelphia

PA

TBD

Wilkes-Barre

PA

TBD

Mechanicsburg

PA

TBD

Providence 

RI

6/7/2012

Dallas

TX

6/13/2012

Austin

TX

6/14/2012

Corpus Christi

TX

6/7/2012

Provo

UT

6/12/2012

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