Massachusetts voters show support for "Democracy Amendment"

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) — Voters in many towns across the state have approved a measure that supports limits on how much money big corporations can spend on political campaign ads.

Voters in 36 districts approved the measure by an average of 79%. The measure supports an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would limit political spending by corporations.

Such an amendment would have the support of Cherie McKenna of Westfield.

“My concern is the regular person is getting completely drowned out,” McKenna said. “Not only big corporations, but Hollywood, Washington, funding from huge conglomerates that having nothing to do with Massachusetts, really concerning to me.”

“I don't think it hurts,” said Nolan Murphy of Northampton. “Whatever the political sides can do to get a little bonus in the campaign.”

73% of Massachusetts cities and the state legislature have already endorsed a similar amendment.

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