MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Organizers say the effort to urge Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution to help keep money from having too much influence in politics was passed by 58 Vermont communities on Town Meeting Day.
State. Sen. Virginia Lyons says there are a number of communities that considered the "corporate personhood" amendment issue Tuesday that still haven't reported their results.
Lyons says two towns failed to pass the issue.
Supporters are pushing for an amendment to override a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision that opened the door to corporations and unions to spend money on elections. Critics say the ruling gave corporations too much power.
Lyons says the process of amending the Constitution "is a long one," but "if we don't do this we stand to lose a great deal more."Tags: