Mentor Move to Amend

Date Established: 

March 2013

The local Move to Amend affiliate for Mentor, Ohio.


Mentor Move to Amend is dedicated to strengthening democracy and increasing
transparency in our government.  We feel that monetary donations have skewed
politics in a negative manner by obscuring individual's rights.  We are a
grassroots non-partisan group whose members reflect the cultural and ethnic
diversity of Mentor


'We Will Only Get Louder': Dozens of Communities Vote to Boot Big Money from Politics

November 6, 2014

Huge margins back up claim that 'nearly all Americans share the sentiment that corporations should not have the same rights as people'

Citizens in dozens of communities voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday for their legislators to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision, which opened the door for the super-rich and corporations to trample democracy.

As they headed to the polls to vote in what turned out to be the most expensive midterm election in history — one in which outside money from undisclosed sources played an outsized role and the number of small individual donors shrank — voters across the country made clear their desire to end corporate personhood and get big money out of politics.

Press Coverage

Move to Amend

July 5, 2014

Former US Representatives Steven C. Latourette and Dennis Eckert will be featured participants from 7:30 to 9:30 PM July 15 for a panel discussion sponsored by the Mentor Move To Amend organization.

Greg Coleridge, who directs the American Friends Service Committee's  work for political justice in Northeast Ohio and coordinates Move to Amend Ohio, also will be part of the panel.

Initiative Petition Appears Headed to Mentor Ballot

February 3, 2014

Mentor voters could see an initiative petition on the November ballot that takes issue with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling regarding the federal Campaign Reform Act.

A Mentor affiliate of a national coalition, Move to Amend, appears to have enough valid signatures to submit to electors a proposed ordinance instructing the city to inform federal and state elected officials that voters “want a constitutional amendment ending constitutional rights for corporations and overturning the legal doctrine of money being considered equivalent to speech,” the MTA website says.