Resolution allows our voices tobe heard, not corporate America’s
I want to commend the Mercury News for posting online an op-ed “Support Santa Clara County proposal opposing Citizens United” (Mercurynews.com, Oct. 6):
On Tuesday the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously for a resolution submitted by Supervisor Dave Cortese supporting a Constitutional amendment stating that corporations do not enjoy the rights of people and that money is not speech.
When such an amendment is adopted, a series of pernicious Supreme Court decisions including Citizens United v. FEC will be overturned.
It will allow Congress to regulate campaign spending allowing the voices of the people to be heard over that of corporate America.
Thanks go to the Board of Supervisors for their wisdom and courage.
Herb EngstromSan Jose
Source: East Bay Letter: SC County’s resolution allows our voices to be heard