NC We the People Act Re-Introduced in House and Senate

The NC We the People Campaign has succeeded in re-introducing the NC We the People Act in the 2019 session of the NC General Assembly.

Significantly, we have increased the total number of legislative sponsors and co-sponsors from 17 in 2017, to 22 in the 2019 session: 12 in the House and 10 in the Senate.

The bill is identical to the 2017 version except that we are now asking for the measure to be placed on the ballot in the November 3, 2020 General Election.

The actual ballot question will appear as follows:

“[ ] FOR                        [ ] AGAINST
Urging the United States Congress to amend the Constitution of the United States declaring that constitutional rights belong only to individuals and not to corporations or other artificial entities and that constitutionally protected free speech excludes the unlimited spending of money on political campaign contributions.”

Please click on the names and write to thank the following representatives and senators for their sponsorship and co-sponsorship:

House Bill 512
Primary Sponsors:  Allison DahleVerla Insko
Co-sponsors: John AutryMaryAnn BlackCecil BrockmanDeb ButlerSusan FisherPricey Harrison,Zack HawkinsNasif MajeedGraig MeyerMarcia Morey.

Senate Bill 339
Primary Sponsors: Terry Van DuynWiley Nickel
Co-sponsors: Kirk deViereMichael GarrettNatasha MarcusMujtaba MohammedHarper PetersonSam SearcyErica SmithJoyce Waddell

It’s also important to contact the members of the committees to which the bills have been referred to in each chamber, especially the Chairs.  Tell them to pass the bill out of committee and on to a vote on the floor of the full House or Senate.

H512 has been referred to the Committee on Elections and Ethics Law
Co-Chairs are Representatives Holly Grange and Destin Hall

S339 has been referred to the Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate
Chair is Senator Bill Rabon