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  O-8
  IN CITY COUNCIL
  January 30, 2012
COUNCILLOR CHEUNG
COUNCILLOR DECKER
COUNCILLOR DAVIS
COUNCILLOR KELLEY
COUNCILLOR MAHER
COUNCILLOR REEVES
COUNCILLOR TOOMEY
COUNCILLOR VANBEUZEKOM

WHEREAS: Last term, the City of Cambridge joined other communities across the country and called on Congress to ratify the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision; and
   
WHEREAS: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission recently reached its second anniversary and with it has increased nationwide attention of grassroots movements to reverse the United States Supreme Court's decision and restore democracy and faith in the political system; and
   
WHEREAS: State Senator James B. Eldridge has filed Bill S.772 ordering the Congress of the United States to restore free speech; and
   
WHEREAS: Calling on the Massachusetts State Legislature to pass S. 772 will continue to send a strong message that Cambridge believes corporations should not affect election results on both the state and federal level; now therefore be it
 

ORDERED:

That the City of Cambridge hereby calls upon the Massachusetts Legislature to pass Bill S.772, which calls upon the United States Congress to pass and send to the states for ratification a constitutional amendment to restore the First Amendment and fair elections to the people.   
    

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