Ballot Box – HB1003/SB1915


HB1103/SB1915 – CORPORATIONS ARE PEOPLE TOO SO WHY SHOULDN’T THEY BE ABLE TO FINANCE ELECTIONS?

SPONSORS: Sen. Jamie Woodson/Rep. Glen Casada

SUMMARY: Would allow corporations to make campaign contributions for the first time ever in Tennessee. First. Time. Ever.

May 20, 2011 – Senate passed with amendment 1
May 21, 2011 – House passed

Bill history

With a shrug of his shoulders and an, “It is what it is, gentlemen,” Tennessee State Rep. Glen Casada successfully went to the mat so that corporations and big business could “have a voice” in Tennessee elections.

The bill, HB1003, which Rep. Casada made sure passed easily through the House State & Local committee, would allow corporations to make campaign contributions for the first time ever in Tennessee. First. Time. Ever.

So while Rep. Casada fights hard for big business to have “a voice” in our elections,” hardworking Tennesseans go without jobs.

And while Rep. Casada fights hard to line his campaign coffers, we’re faced with drastic cuts of valuable public services in the state budget.

And while Rep. Glen Casada fights hard for corporations to be able silence your voice with their money, we have yet to hear a squeak out of him when it comes to disenfranchising the elderly, the disabled, and the poor.

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