On June 3, 2014, a hearing was held by the Senate Judiciary’s subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights to discuss SJR 19. SJR 19 is a joint resolution, introduced by Senator Tom Udall (New Mexico), proposing a 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow Congress and the states to regulate the raising and spending of money in elections.
At that hearing, petitions with more than 2 million signers in support of an amendment were delivered to the subcommittee. When discussing SJR 19, Senator Udall stated that elections should be about the quality of ideas, not the size of bank accounts. Continue reading
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[this is the information about unions that supports our contentions in the meeting notes below]
My name is Robert Kirk and l live in Keller, Texas. For the last 8 years I have served as the Financial Secretary – Treasurer for the Transport Workers Union, Local 567, in Fort Worth. My responsibilities include the handling of the donation requests to the TWU PAC, Committee on Political Education (COPE). I also process requests to stop contributions to COPE, as well as requests from our members who wish to withdraw their membership in the Local and become what is known as an Agency Fee Objector.
Many conservative web sites allege union dues money is used for political action, which I am sure you know, is illegal. Continue reading