What Fresh Hell Is This?

April 3, 2012

Contact your Allegheny County Councilor and ask them to support anti Citizens United Resolution

Via Democracy for Pittsburgh email:

Today: Allegheny County Council members Amanda Green Hawkins and John DeFazio, are sponsoring a Motion "expressing the Sense of Council of Allegheny County supporting the formulation and ratification of a Constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and to restore Constitutional rights and fair elections to the people" (6871-12).

The Council may vote on this motion at its meeting TODAY, April 3!

Members of several groups (including Coffee Party Pittsburgh) will be making comments at the Allegheny Council meeting on Tue, April 3, 5:00pm, County Court House, 436 Grant St, 4th floor, Gold Room. Please come to the meeting to show support for this Motion, and/or email (or call) your council person ASAP.

ACTION: We are asking you to send an e-mail to or call your County Council member NOW and ask him/her to support the motion. Find your County Council member in this list (if you click on their photo, you can get to their bio and e-mail): http://www.alleghenycounty.us/council/members.aspx

If you don't know which district you are in, here is the list of County Districts: http://www.alleghenycounty.us/council/dist.aspx

Please share widely with your friends in Allegheny County.

Note from Joy: Afraid to call or email? Remember, this need not be presented as a partisan issue or "ask." Related resolutions have already passed not only in PGH but in places like Lancaster PA, Blaine Township PA, Donegal, PA, Packer, PA (Carbon County) and similar areas statewide and countrywide. This is not a liberal "ask" or a conservative "ask." These resolutions have broad based, 85%+ support in most areas. (See http://movetoamend.org/resolutions-map for a list.)

Already called? Want to do more? It is too late to sign up to speak, but you can also bring yourself and a (stick-less) sign to county council this afternoon to show your support. Remember, we are looking for votes from moderates here.

Meeting is at the County Courthouse, 436 Grant Street, 4th Floor - Gold Room
(starting at 5 PM, length variable, allow time to get through the scanner line).


Conservative Mountaineer said...

I take it that you Liberals would have no problem prohibiting the participation and financial support of Unions (especially, public sector Unions) for Democrats since you decry Citizens United and it's ruling?

Didn't think so. Hypocrites.

Maria said...

I support limits and transperancy...for EVERYONE.