CALL FOR ACTION Consumer Advocacy Group Urges For Changes In Campaign Spending Regulation
Reported by: Associated Press
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Reported: Feb. 19, 2013 1:20 PM EST
Updated: Feb. 20, 2013 10:42 AM EST
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A consumer advocacy group is calling for changes in campaign spending regulation.
Public Citizen held a rally at the West Virginia Capitol on Tuesday to urge the Legislature to pass a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment that would overturn a 2010 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. The ruling, known as Citizens United, gave a green light for corporations and labor unions to spend unlimited cash on campaign ads.
The proposed resolution also would call for a constitutional amendment that would allow the federal and state governments to regulate all types of campaign spending.
West Virginia Senate President Jeff Kessler said during the rally that West Virginia has an opportunity to take the lead on the issue.
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