CITIZEN INITIATIVE TO END CORPORATE PERSONHOOD AND MONEY AS SPEECH ON NOVEMBER BALLOT
[Cleveland Heights, OH] The Cleveland Heights City Council voted unanimously on August 5, 2013 to allow a citizen initiative to be placed on the November ballot. The initiative calls on Congress to pass a federal Constitutional Amendment to end corporate “personhood” and money as speech.
The initiative, if passed by voters, establishes an annual public hearing in Cleveland Heights to examine the impact of big money in politics on our democracy.
Greg Coleridge, who directs AFSC's economic and political justice work in Northeast Ohio, explains why we need to push for a constitutional amendment which states clearly that corporations aren't people and money isn't speech.
Greg provides more context for his position in this article published in the University of Toledo Law Review.
Call on Iowa’s decision-makers to reject unlimited spending in our elections and take a stand against corporate personhood and money as free speech. Join us for training on how to lobby decision-makers on this issue, speak out to your local legislators, participate in a media event releasing new information on election spending, and learn about opportunities to reclaim our democracy.
Event sponsored by: Iowa PIRG, Move to Amend, and Stand for Iowa
Move To Amend's national spokesman, David Cobb, will be touring the Midwest for the next 2 weeks! David Cobb is a lawyer and a former Green Party presidential candidate. Learn some of the history of how corporations gained personhood and all the rights that followed, plus what we can do to rid our country of corporate rule and unlimited money in politics and demand our DEMOCRACY back! Please spread the news of his coming visit, bring your family and friends, and come to an excellent presentation on August 14 (Tues.) at
Iowa Move to Amend is sponsoring a Paricipatory Democracy Training for a petition campaign to abolish corporate personhood, end corporate rule and create a democracy that works for all of us. Ben Manski will conduct the training.
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