MADISON—On Jan. 22, Rep. Lisa Subeck, D-Madison, and Sen. Dave Hansen, D-Green Bay, will hold a press conference to unveil their resolutions that would give Wisconsinites a chance to weigh in on the role of big money in elections.
The resolutions propose a statewide advisory referendum urging elected officials to amend the U.S. Constitution to overturn Citizens United v. FEC and related Supreme Court rulings, and to declare that only flesh-and-blood human beings have constitutional rights.
The press conference will be at 10 a.m. in the Assembly Parlor of the State Capitol to mark the ninth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which said that corporations and other groups, including unions and now SuperPACs, can spend unlimited amounts of money to influence who gets elected.
“Corporations and billionaires shouldn’t be able to buy our elections,” Subeck said in a news release.
“It’s time to let the voters be heard on this critical threat to our democracy,” Hansen said in the release.