This November, in addition to electing great a candidate like Elizabeth Warren for Senate, Newton voters will have a chance to vote on whether or not their state representative should vote in favor of a state resolution calling on Congress to roll back Citizens United. The 2010 Citizens united ruling by the Supreme Court declared that corporations are equal to people and allowed for corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money in elections. The resolution that Congress would vote on would call for a constitutional amendment to be created stating that corporations are not equal to people, and that money is not equal to speech, and restore the pre-Citizens United campaign finance laws. As a Newton voter, I am very happy to have a chance to vote on a resolution that will do something about Citizens United. Making money equal to speech means that billionaires have more of a voice in elections than the average person. Elizabeth Warren is a candidate who will stand up for the average person. It is something that she has done as a private citizen with the creation of the Consumer Protection Bureau and it is something she will do as a Senator. It is Elizabeth Warren’s willingness to stand up for the average person and give them a voice in Washington that caused me to decide to volunteer for her this summer.
—Gregory Bronstein, Pulsifer Street
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