​Civic Engagement - Franklin County KY

Together Frankfort


Money in Politics - The Citizens United

Decision: What do we do now?


Together Frankfort invited the community to “Money in Politics, The Citizens United Decision – What Do We Do Now?”  Thursday,United Bank, 125 West Main St., Frankfort.  Representatives from three national organizations – American Promise, Move to Amend, and Wolf-PAC, described their work for a U.S. constitutional amendment, to state that corporations are not people, to establish limits on campaign donations, and to require disclosure for contributions.


Speakers discussed methods through which organizations and individuals can be involved in their work, should participants want to further explore any organization’s approach.



  • Mary Lynn Collins, of Together Frankfort, described American Promise’s approach, a cross-partisan, fifty-state campaign for the 28th Amendment so that people, not money, govern America.


  • Kimberly Ishamael, Kentucky's Wolf-PAC’s Organizing Director, outlinedtheir constitutional amendment strategy. Wolf-PAC focuses on state legislators, urging passage of binding resolutions that call for an Article V Convention. The purpose of a called Article V convention, then, would be to propose an amendment dealing with campaign finance reform.


The next step in Together Frankfort's Study on the Impact of Money in Politics is an upcoming forum at the Kentucky History Center. More information about this event, which will be held in October, can be found here.


Kimberly Ishamael

Mary Lynn Collins


Speakers:


E. Joy Graham Arnold, Lexington and Central Kentucky Move to Amend Affiliate Chair



Mary Lynn Collins, of Together Frankfort, American Promise





Kimberly Ishamael, Kentucky's Wolf-PAC’s Organizing Director, outlined their constitutional amendment strategy.


To learn more about each of the national organizations, click on the name, which is linked to the organizational website.


E. Joy Arnold