SR47 WINs in the New Jersey State Senate!

A.R. 86 through State Government committee

S.R. 47 through New Jersey State Senate

On October 4th, the New Jersey State Senate passed S.R. 47, a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

We would like to thank the SR47 sponsors:

Jeff Van Drew – Primary Sponsor
Brian P. Stack – Primary Sponsor
Barbara Buono – Co-Sponsor
Shirley K. Turner – Co-Sponsor
Linda R. Greenstein – Co-Sponsor
M. Teresa Ruiz – Co-Sponsor

The NJ Senate has spoken and the US Congress can now consider their call for a constitutional amendment.  Meanwhile NJOCU continues to support efforts to get A.R. 86 through the State Assembly.

On September 25th, 2012, A.R. 86 passed through the New Jersey State Assembly’s State Government committee.  That means the bill is eligible for inclusion on the agenda of the general session of the State Assembly.  When A.R. 86 is approved, New Jersey will become the 9th state in these United States to call for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

A.R. 86 has the sposorship of these legislators:

Herb Conaway Jr. — Primary Sponsor
Daniel R. Benson — Primary Sponsor
Timothy J. Eustace — Primary Sponsor
Linda Stender — Primary Sponsor
Gordon M. Johnson — Co-Sponsor
Upendra J. Chivukula — Co-Sponsor
Ralph R. Caputo — Co-Sponsor
Reed Gusciora — Co-Sponsor
John F. McKeon — Co-Sponsor
Ruben J. RamosJr. — Co-Sponsor
Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. — Co-Sponsor
Benjie E. Wimberly — Co-Sponsor

We applaud all of the legislators fighting to restore free, fair and open elections to America.

The campaign to pass S.R. 47 and A.R. 86 is spearheaded by the NJ Coalition for the Overturn of Citizens United. The Coalition includes: American Dream Movement of Cape May County, BlueWaveNJ, Food and Water Watch, Free Speech For People,  International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 877, New Jersey Common Cause, New Jersey American Federation of Teachers, New Jersey Communications Workers of America, New Jersey Citizen Action, New Jersey MoveOn Councils (Mid-Jersey, Essex, Hudson), New Jersey Main Street Alliance, New Jersey Public Interest Research Group, New Jersey Sierra Club, New Jersey State Industrial Union Council, New Jersey Tenants Organization, New Jersey Work Environment Council, New Jersey Working Families Alliance, People for the American Way, Public Citizen, United Steelworkers District 4, Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey.

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