Local Resolutions in Maryland

 

Note that GMOM (Get Money Out - Maryland) woks primarily with state legislators, for a state law for an Article V Convention, not on general resolutions such as these which appeal directly to Congress members.     Nevertheless, the local resolutions below are included as an archive

 


ANNAPOLIS, MD On July 23rd 2012 the Annapolis City Council sent a letter to the Maryland congressional delegation supporting an amendment to the U.S. Constitution overturning 'Citizens United.'   
Media coverage of the Annapolis letter                           Copy of the Annapolis letter




BALTIMORE CITY  adopted May 2012   "Request For Federal Action - Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United'
Sponsors: Councilmembers:  Mary Pat Clarke, Bill Henry, Sharon Green Middleton, Robert W. Curran, Warren Branch
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF BALTIMORE, That the Baltimore City Council opposes the United States Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, supports a Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and remove corporate money from the electoral process, and calls on Congress to begin the process of amending the Constitution.
AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be sent to the Maryland Delegation to the 112th Congress, the Mayor, and the Mayor's Legislative Liaison to the City Council.
 


COLLEGE PARK MD     On January 24, 2012, the College Park City Council passed a resolution that supported a National General Assembly Letter to Congress calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and clarify that corporations are not people protected by the First Amendment.  Some media coverage in the College Park Patch.


GREENBELT, MD:  In February 2012 the City Council voted unanimously to send a letter (to State Senator Paul Pinsky) in support of the MD General Assembly letter to the U.S. Congress supporting a resolution overturning 'Citizens United.'   Here's a Greenbelt supporter's comments after this victory, and an article about Greenbelt's victory in a national magazine.    (A resolution was earlier introduced in the City Council, which decided instead to send the letter).  


MOUNT RAINER, MD   On March 6, 2012, the Mt. Rainier City Council unanimously passed a resolution supporting a Maryland General Assembly Letter to Congress that calls for campaign financing and spending by corporations should be limited and not protected under the First Amendment. It seeks to create a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision.


PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD  On February 21, 2012, the Prince George’s County Council passed a resolution expressing support for a Maryland General Assembly Letter to Congress calling for a reversal of the Citizens United decision and to restore fair elections and democratic sovereignty to the people.


TAKOMA PARK, MD:  
This Takoma Park Resolution was adopted by the Takoma Park City Council in Feb 2012.


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MUPJ (MARYLAND UNITED FOR PEACE & JUSTICE):
   endorsed a resolution to reverse 'Citizens United'  

 

 

 

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