AR86 WINs in the New Jersey Assembly!

A.R. 86 passes in the New Jersey Assembly!

This follows on the heels of the identical bill, S.R. 47, being passed in the New Jersey State Senate.  Both sides of the New Jersey legislature have now passed the same resolution calling for a constitution amendment to restore the people’s right to develop and conduct free, fair and open elections.

On October 18th, 2012, A.R. 86, a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, passed through the New Jersey State Assembly.  New Jersey becomes the 9th state in these United States to call for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

A.R. 86 had the sponsorship 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

Previously, 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 AND Assembly have spoken and the US Congress can now consider their call for a constitutional amendment.

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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