We the People Bill (SF 2404) Introduced

March 11, 2016

Yes it is in the hopper.  Among the hundreds of bills introduced on the first day of the session was a bill that breathes air into our democracy – SF 2404 introduced by Senator John Marty.

Minnesotans it is our chance to become the 17th state to adopt “a resolution memorializing Congress; requesting that Congress clarify that the rights protected under the Constitution are the rights of natural persons and not the rights of artificial entities and that spending money to influence elections is not speech under the First Amendment; asking that Congress propose a constitutional amendment to provide such clarification, and, if Congress does not propose an amendment, applying to Congress to call a convention to propose such an amendment.”

Send a thank you to Senators Marty, Clausen, Carlson, Jensen and Dahle who authored this bill.  Links are on the SF 2404 page.  As Senate bills have a limit of 5 authors, you are encouraged to ask your senator to vote yes when it comes before them in a committee or on the Senate floor.  

A lot of oxygen is needed to get it passed here in Minnesota as the House will be a big challenge.  If you are interested in being part of the resuscitation team, please email minnesota [at] movetoamend.org.