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La Crosse committee approves sending Constitutional amendment resolution to voters

Mitch Reynolds

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A La Crosse city referendum to amend the U.S. Constitution takes a step forward.

Tuesday night, a city council committee unanimously approved sending to voters a resolution to call for an amendment that would move towards removing the influence of big money in politics.
It’s essential, Jan Gallagher told the committee.

“Let there be no doubt our democracy has taken a real blow as the amount of money that goes into political decisions and elections has grown exponetially,” she said.

The committee unanimously approved sending the measure to voters. If approved by the full council next week, it would be on the April ballot.

Essential, Gary Knudtson told the committee, to reclaim the people’s democracy

“What we have today, is our government serving the special interest of these large entities and not the American people,” Knudtson said.

Gallagher said the nation’s democracy has taken “a real blow” as the influence of money in politics has grown exponentially.

The amendment measure was brought to the council by the group Wisconsin United to Amend – La Crosse. It gathered more than 3,600 petition signatures to call for the ballot measure.