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Vermont is home to over 643,000 people across 14 counties in the Green Mountain State.

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Communities in Support

Alongside hundreds of thousands of individuals have signed our Motion to Amend petition, there have been over 700 communities and states that have passed public resolutions, ordinances, and ballot initiatives supporting the We the People Amendment. Below is a list of resolutions that were passed by elected political bodies (i.e. state legislatures, or county/city/town/village councils), residents who voted at Town Hall meetings, or by voters following organized ballot campaigns by Move to Amend supporters in Vermont.

Passing local resolutions in support of amending the constitution is a great way to educate the public and to send a strong signal to legislators that people care about these issues. Click here for information on how to organize a resolution campaign in your community!

Resolutions & Ordinances Passed

Albany Town Meeting

Barnet Town Meeting

Bristol Town Meeting

Calais Town Meeting

Chester Town Meeting

Craftsbury Town Meeting

East Montpelier Town Meeting

Fayston Town Meeting

Fletcher Town Meeting

Greensboro Town Meeting

Hardwick Town Meeting

Hartland Town Meeting

Hinesburg Town Meeting

Huntington Town Meeting

Jericho Town Meeting

Lincoln Town Meeting

Malboro Town Meeting

Marshfield Town Meeting

Monkton Town Meeting

Montpelier City Meeting 

Moretown Town Meeting

Norwich Town Meeting

Plainfield Town Meeting

Putney Town Meeting

Randolph Town Meeting

Richmond Town Meeting

Ripton Town Meeting

Roxbury Town Meeting

Sharon Town Meeting

Shelbourne Town Meeting

Starksboro Town Meeting

Sudbury Town Meeting

Thetford Town Meeting

Waitsfield Town Meeting

Waltham Town Meeting

Warren Town Meeting

Williamstown Town Meeting

Winooski Town Meeting

Woodstock Town Meeting

Worcester Town Meeting

Ballot Initiatives Passed

Citizens of Burlington

Citizens of Chittenden

Citizens of Rutland City

Citizens of Shrewsbury

On March 6, 2012, Article 10 passed in Charlotte. It reads: “Shall voters of the Town of Charlotte urge the Vermont Congressional Delegation and the United States Congress to propose a United States Constitutional amendment for the States’ consideration which provides that money is not political speech, that corporations are not persons under the United States Constitution, that the General Assembly of the State of Vermont pass a similar resolution, and that the town send its resolution to Vermont State and Federal representatives within thirty days of passage of this measure? Advisory motion only.”

On March 6, 2012, Article III passed in South Burlington. It reads: “In light of the United States Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision that equates money with speech and gives corporations rights constitutionally intended for natural persons, shall the city of South Burlington vote on March 6, 2012 (town meeting date) to urge the Vermont Congressional Delegation and the U.S. Congress to propose a U.S. Constitutional amendment for the States’ consideration which provides that money is not speech, and that corporations are not persons under the U.S. Constitution, that the General Assembly of the State of Vermont pass a similar resolution, and that the town send its resolution to Vermont State and Federal representatives within thirty days of passage of this measure?”

On March 6, 2012, a resolution passed in Underhill. It reads: “In light of the United States Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision that equates money with political speech and gives corporations rights constitutionally intended for natural persons, shall the town of Underhill, Vermont vote on March 6, 2012 to urge the Vermont Congressional Delegation and the United States Congress to propose a United States Constitutional amendment for the States’ consideration which provides that money is not political speech, that corporations are not persons under the United States Constitution, that the General Assembly of the State of Vermont pass a similar resolution, and that the town send its resolution to Vermont State and Federal representatives within thirty days of passage of this measure?”

On March 5, 2012, a resolution passed in Williston. It reads: “In light of the United States Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision that equates money with political speech and gives corporations rights constitutionally intended for natural persons, shall the town of Williston vote on March 5, 2012 to urge the Vermont Congressional Delegation and the United States Congress to propose a United States Constitutional amendment for the States’ consideration which provides that money is not political speech, that corporations are not persons under the United States Constitution, that the General Assembly of the State of Vermont pass a similar resolution, and that the town send its resolution to Vermont State and Federal representatives within thirty days of passage of this measure?”

On April 19, 2011, the Vermont General Assembly passed Joint Resolution 11 (J.R.S. 11)!

Introduced on January 21 by Senator Virginia “Ginny” Lyons [Chittenden] et al., J.R.S.11 passed the Senate on April 12 and the House on April 19. It disagreed with the “money is speech” holdings in Buckley and Citizens United and urged the adoption of the S.J.Res. 29 constitutional amendment in the US Congress, to provide that money is not speech and corporations are not persons under the Constitution, and to affirm natural persons’ constitutional rights.



Endorsing Organizations

More than 600 local, state, and national organizations have come forward to support the passage of the We the People Amendment. Below are the Vermont-based organizations that formally call on our federal representatives to pass the We the People Amendment, and our local and state representatives to enact resolutions and legislation to advance this effort. 

If your organization, business, union, faith community, or local governmental organization would like to sign on as a supporter of this effort, click here to add your endorsement!

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Vermont Political Revolution Corporation


Vermont's Congressional Delegation

U.S. SENATE

Senator:
Patrick Leahy
Patrick Leahy


Cosponsor: NO
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office: 
437 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4242
Fax: (202) 224-3479
Contact

Senator:
Bernard “Bernie” Sanders
Bernard “Bernie” Sanders


Cosponsor: NO
Pledge Signer
NO


DC Office:
332 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5141
Fax: (202) 228-0776
Contact

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

At-Large:

Cosponsor: YES
Pledge Signer: NO


DC Office:
2187 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4115
Fax: (202) 225-6790
Contact