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Mass. Groups Call For Constitutional Amendment On Election Spending

A Massachusetts coalition of advocacy groups is calling on Congress to propose a constitutional amendment asserting that corporations are not entitled to the same rights as people and allowing states to place limits on political contributions.

The Democracy Amendment Coalition of Massachusetts will announce that it has submitted petitions to the Secretary of State's office for a public policy ballot question Tuesday morning.

The coalition says it will submit more than 20,000 petition signatures to place the non-binding question on the ballot in six state Senate districts and 33 state Representative districts this November.

A spokesman from Secretary of State William Galvin's office said the signatures must be counted and approved to place a question on the ballot.

This program aired on July 24, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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