22 Oct Proposition 59: California Overturn of Citizens United Act Advisory Question (YES)
Explanation: Proposition 59 supports allowing the state’s elected officials to use their authority to overturn the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision, potentially through an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
BWW Analysis: Although we would love to be able to vote away Citizens United, this is really just an advisory question, or in other words a state poll. If this proposition passes, it would be a symbolic gesture, signaling that the majority of Californians are not feeling Citizens United. However, BWW believes we do need to send this message to the rest of the country so it is clear that Californians do not share the view that corporations have the same “rights” as human beings and can therefore spend unlimited amounts of money to influence elections.