Dear Editor: On Nov. 8, 18 communities in Wisconsin voted on a referendum to amend the U.S. Constitution to overturn Citizens United and to proclaim once and for all that corporations aren’t persons and money isn’t speech.

The referendum passed by overwhelming margins in all 18 communities:

Cadiz (87%)

Clayton (86%)

Decatur (89%)

Delafield (79%)

Harris (65%)

Lake Tomahawk (91%)

Manitowoc (81%)

Monticello (86%)

Mt. Horeb (84%)

Mt. Pleasant (84%)

Neshkoro (88%)

Village of New Glarus (88%)

Town of New Glarus (83%)

Osceola (86%)

Reedsburg (86%)

Rock County (86%)

Springdale (86%)

Spring Valley (91%).

This brings the total to 96 communities in Wisconsin that have voted in favor of such a referendum. Those communities account for 2.8 million people, or 48 percent of the state’s population.

The wide margins by which this referendum passed indicates how bipartisan the sentiment is for amending the U.S. Constitution so we can get a handle on the big money that is rigging our political system.

In a state and in a country so divided today, it is interesting and uplifting to note that on this issue, there is agreement.

For more information on how you can join this promising movement in Wisconsin, go to Wisconsin United to Amend,, or contact George Penn at 608-244-6436.

It’s a nationwide movement, so if you’re outside Wisconsin, go to

Matthew Rothschild, executive director

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign


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