People Govern, Not Money

Massachusetts Ballot Initiative Supports Overturning Citizens United

with the 28th Amendment

A Summary of the Ballot Initiative

Download the Final Initiative Petition

Initiative Petition for a Law Relative to Establishing a Citizens Commission Concerning a Constitutional Amendment to Secure Government of the People.

This Act shall be known as the Citizens Commission Concerning a Constitutional Amendment for Government of the People Act.

Policy and Purpose:

This Act establishes a non-partisan Citizens Commission to advance the policy of Massachusetts in favor of amending the Constitution of the United States

  • To affirm that artificial entities do not possess the inalienable Constitutional rights of the People
  • In order to eliminate the undue influence of concentrated money on elections and on governmental policy, campaign contributions and spending may be regulated and limited.

It is the intent of this Act:

  • To protect the integrity and fairness of elections and government
  • To prevent corruption
  • To secure the right of all Americans to be represented and to participate in self-government as equal citizens
  • To protect the freedom of speech, of the press, and other rights of all Americans over the privileges of artificial entities
  • To ensure the constitutionality of sound regulation and operation of corporations and other economic entities by the people.

Establishment of Citizens Commission Concerning a Constitutional Amendment for Government of the People

  • The People find and declare that the establishment of a non-partisan Citizens Commission as provided herein will ensure prudent consideration of such a constitutional amendment by the Massachusetts Congressional delegation and by the citizens and the General Court of Massachusetts during the ratification process to follow Congressional approval.
  • The Citizens Commission shall research, take testimony, report, and make such recommendations as may be of assistance in drafting, promoting, proposing, and ratifying such a constitutional amendment.