American Promise representative Ishwari Sollohub, far left, KarylAnn Armbruster, center, and Adelaide Jacobson at the February League of Women Voters Lunch With A Leader event. Courtesy photo
American Promise representative, Ishwari Sollohub, and New Mexico Money Out of Politics member, Debra Helper, spoke before a receptive audience at the February Los Alamos League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader meeting. The women discussed what has to be done to pass a 28th Amendment to reverse the Supreme Court decision in Citizen’s United v Federal Election Commission.
To combat the influence of super PAC money in elections since 2010, more than 20 state legislatures and 800 cities and towns have passed resolutions asking Congress to propose a 28th amendment to the Constitution to overturn Citizen’s United.
The time is now for people in New Mexico’s cities and counties to let Congress know that they support passage of a constitutional amendment which will reduce the influence of money in our democracy by stating that corporations are not people and money is not speech.
Two elected officials in attendance, Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey and Public Education Commissioner KarylAnn Armbruster, signed the American Promise pledge to advance the 28th Amendment to put people, not money, in charge of our political system.
The American Promise Candidate Pledge is a volunteer-led effort to get candidates and elected officials at all levels of government to pledge on the record that they will support passage of the amendment.
Photos: L-R Ishwari Sollohub, KarylAnn Armbruster, Adelaide Jacobson
Councilor Pete Sheehey