AR-86

Expresses strong opposition to U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission; calls upon Congress to propose amending U.S. Constitution.

NJEA supports AR-86 (Conaway, Benson, Eustace, Stender)  This resolution calls on Congress to propose a constitutional amendment to overturn the principles of the Citizens United U.S. Supreme Court Decision.  This decision has allowed unlimited and unaccountable spending in federal and state elections.

Unfettered political spending without disclosure and accountability serves no public interest.  Citizens should have a right to know what money is spent, who is spending it, and that reasonable limitations are available to protect the public good.  The U.S. Supreme Court decision stands in the way of these important goals and Congress should seek to amend the Constitution to overturn it.

NJEA urges you to vote “yes” on AR-86.