Activists Seek to Limit Campaign Spending

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) -- Grassroots activists in Fond du Lac and Ripon are working to bring a nonbinding resolution to the November 4th ballot calling for a constitutional amendment declaring that money isn't speech.

Supporters plan to spend the weekend getting the word out and gathering final signatures.

Organizer Donna Richards says Move to Amend Fond du Lac already has 1,900 of the required 2,080 signatures. The Ripon movement has collected 583 signatures, well above the required 395.

Supporters believe money should be regulated in political campaigns, and not viewed as protected free speech as the U.S. Supreme Court declared in a 2010 ruling.

The resolution calls upon lawmakers to pass a constitutional amendment.

Ripon organizer Art Baseler says without a change, individuals will no longer have a voice in politics.

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