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Council Supports Clean Elections

City Council

by Lisa Wilbourne Greenville has joined nine other NC cities in speaking out for people’s constitutional rights. “Corporations are not people, and money is not speech” is the message of this resolution for clean elections. The vote was split 5-1. See their discussion here. “Big money can make a big difference and it doesn’t represent […]


Citizens United Op-Ed Misleading

Citizens United Op-Ed Misleading

To the Editor: Griffin Bur [“Op-Ed: Push for Citywide Resolution against Citizens United,” Greenville Guardian, July 16] appears to be attempting to mislead readers by stating a half-truth: “Citizens United allowed for unlimited spending on political advertising by any U.S.-based corporation.” To ignore/omit the fact that trade unions et al. are recognized as having the same 1st amendment right to free speech […]


Op-Ed: Push for Citywide Resolution against Citizens United

Op-Ed: Push for Citywide Resolution against Citizens United

by Griffin Bur This election year, Americans will likely be subject to the greatest torrent of political campaign and advertising spending ever seen in the country. Just this past week, the city of Greenville saw some of the heaviest advertising in the country. Though the ultimate causes for this inflow of money are varied, the […]


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