Corporate Personhood

Citizen initiative set for November ballot

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 on why we need to Move to Amend

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.

Move to Amend with David Cobb

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 7:00pm

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

Save Our Democracy Ice Cream Social

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 2:00pm

[From the Des Moines Chapter of WILPF]

All Wilpfers are invited and encouraged to attend a Save Our Democracy Ice Cream Social for State House Members and Senators.  We’ll serve homemade pie, cake and ice cream from 2-4pm.  Our goal is to talk again to our Legislators one on one.  Here is the letter they’ll be receiving: 

Paricipatory Democracy Training

Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 3:00pm

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.

To register for this free training or for more info, contact IA.MoveToAmend@gmail.com or 515-210-7928.

Duke Power Rate Hikes: Public Hearing

Monday, November 28, 2011 - 10:00am

Occupy Greensboro is planning to attend the next public hearing regarding the proposed Duke Power rate increase. This hearing is scheduled to take place Nov 28th at 1:00pm, NC Utilities Commission Room 2115, 430 North Salisbury Street, Dobbs Building, Raleigh, NC 27603-5918. Occupy Greensboro is opposed to any rate increase due to the negative impact that this would have on the 99%. Occupy Greensboro will be organizing a carpool leaving at 10:00am from Glenwood Coffee and Books.

Mark the first anniversary of the Citizens United Ruling

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 11:00am

Iowa Move To Amend is planning a silent funeral procession to mourn the death of democracy caused by the Supreme Court’s disastrous decision on Jan.

Iowa Move to Amend Meeting

Monday, December 6, 2010 - 7:00pm

Come to hear about plans emerging from the David Cobb tour of Iowa and help form a strategy for an ACTION at the Capitol that will mark the 1st Anniversary of the Citizens United decision on January 21, 2011.

Rally for Abolishing Corporate Personhood

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 4:00pm

HEAR YE!  HEAR YE! HEAR  YE!



Here's a chance to vent your outrage against the huge amount of campaign money being spent by mega-corporations on the upcoming election.



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