Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, May 11, 2019

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, May 11, 2019 

Get out and enjoy all the beauty & tranquilitySierra Madre has to offer!
In the last two years, I personally experienced the myriad of emotions and steps 
that clients face throughout all sides of real estate transactions. Since 2017, we 
leased out our Sierra Madre home of 18 years, purchased and sold a house 
in Eagle, Idaho, and returned to our Sierra Madre home. 
I understand the realities of selling your family home. I’m committed to providing 
my clients a seamless transition from preparing your listing for market all the 
way to closing and helping my clients find their next home whether they’re 
downsizing, upsizing or moving out of state.
Call Eileen626.278.0187Eileen BensonCall me for a FREE consultation on your home’s market value!
Eileen BensonCOLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE626.278.0187BensonEileen@gmail.comREALTOR | CALRE# 0188065015 E. Foothill Blvd., Arcadia, CA 91006The property information herein is derived from various sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records and the Multiple Listing Service, and it may include 
approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you should not rely upon it without personal verification. Real estate agents 
affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are independent contractor sales associates, not employees. ©2019 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. All 
Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Owned by a subsidiary of 
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Spring is here!

Amendment Would Allow Reasonable Limits on Donations and Option for Public 
Financing for Candidates

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced a constitutional amendment to 
overturn Citizens United and increase regulation of campaign contributions and spending. In 2010, 
the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision struck down decades of restrictions on corporate campaign 
spending and allowed corporations to spend unlimited funds to run campaign advertisements.

“The Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United overturned decades of legal precedent and has 
enabled billions in dark money to pour into our elections,” Schiff said. “Amending the Constitution 
is an extraordinary step, but it is the only way to safeguard our democratic process against the threat 
of unrestrained and anonymous spending by wealthy individuals and corporations. This amendment 
will restore power to everyday citizens.”

The Amendment makes it clear that the Constitution does not restrict the ability of Congress or the 
States to propose reasonable content-neutral limitations on campaign contributions and independent 
expenditures to protect the integrity of our democracy. It is a concise statement of this principle, and 

"Nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to forbid Congress or the states from imposing 
reasonable content-neutral limitations on private campaign contributions or independent election 

The Amendment also allows – but does not require – public financing of campaigns when states like 
Arizona choose to enact such laws. It reads:

"Nor shall this Constitution prevent Congress or the states from enacting systems of public campaign 
financing, including those designed to restrict the influence of private wealth by offsetting campaign 
spending or independent expenditures with increased public funding."



by Michael Atleson

Acting Assistant Director, Division of Consumer & Business Education

A while back, we warned you about the “one ring” scam. That’s when you get a phone call from a 
number you don’t know, and the call stops after just one ring. The scammer is hoping you’ll call back, 
because it’s really an international toll number and will appear as a charge on your phone bill — with 
most of the money going to the scammer. Well, the scam is back with a vengeance, and the FCC just 
issued a new advisoryabout it. Read the FCC’s advisory for more detail, but the advice from both 
agencies remains the same if you get one of these calls:

• Don’t call back

• Report the robocall to the FTC at and to the FCC at

• Always check your phone bill for suspicious or unusual charges

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