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Opinion

November 15, 2012

Constitutional amendment 'a big deal'

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We believe that voters place a high value on their views and should not be underestimated when they express them as clearly as they did on Nov. 6 (66-79 percent favorable) in renouncing the flood of money that the mistaken Citizens United decision released onto our elections, especially here in the 6th Congressional District.

We appreciate the support from state Rep. Costello and state Rep.-elect Mirra, and hope they will still be in office when the proposed 28th amendment is submitted to the Legislature for ratification, so they can vote for the final step in this federal process.

In regard to the headline on the Nov. 9 Daily News story: “Non-binding questions win voter support, but little else,” we think that anytime the American people back a proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution “overwhelmingly,” as staff writer Mac Cerullo reported voters had in this area, then it is a big deal.

Walter Mott, Norm Parker, John Harwood

Citizens United

ballot question coordinators

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