Missoula, MT City Council Challenges Citizens United Decision

On August 22, the Missoula, Montana City Council voted 9-1 to place a measure on the city's November 2011 ballot challenging the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling that allows corporations to spend unlimited funds to influence elections. The resolution urges state and federal lawmakers to amend the Constitution to "clearly state that corporations are not human beings and do not have the same rights as citizens."

What's at stake for small businesses? The flood of corporate money into elections since Citizens United threatens to drown out small business voices on important issues. Overturning Citizens United would help level the playing field for small businesses.

Read more about the Missoula City Council resolution in this article in the Missoulian.