Press Coverage

Hobby Lobby case harms individiual freedom

July 31, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision is not a victory for individual freedom (“Fix religious freedom law,” guest editorial, July 15).

The ruling places the religious preferences of the few — business owners — above the freedom of the many — employees — over access to contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

The hypocrisy of Hobby Lobby’s claims is stunning when you consider that its owners’ religious convictions do not prevent them from importing products from Chinese factories with a reputation for labor rights violations and rock-bottom wages.

David Cobb on how corporations are stealing our self-governing rights

July 30, 2014

Move to Amend is a grassroots movement seeking to build support for a constitutional amendment that would overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling and establish that corporations are not people and do not have the right to spend unlimited sums of money on political advertising.

One of the organization’s leaders, David Cobb, spoke to 100 or so intensely focused activists Tuesday night at the First Unitarian Society in Minneapolis.

Lakewood City Council passes resolution declaring corporations are not people

July 22, 2014

LAKEWOOD, Ohio – City Council Monday night approved a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment to abolish "corporate personhood."

One councilman, Shawn Juris, voted against the measure, saying he didn't think it was a solution to campaign finance spending issues.

About a half-dozen Move to Amend volunteers earlier this year submitted a petition with 538 signatures asking council approve a resolution supporting a constitutional amendment declaring "corporations are not people and money is not speech."

Local petitions seek to undo Citizens United case

July 15, 2014

NEWARK — Local organizers want city voters to support a federal constitutional amendment asserting that “corporations are not people and money is not speech.”

One hundred fourteen petitions submitted Monday to the Newark City Council’s clerk are part of a national movement to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission.

That ruling declared that corporations and unions have the same rights as individuals to unrestricted spending on political speech.

Local Petitions Target Citizens United

July 15, 2014

 

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Joe Williams
Advocate Reporter

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NEWARK — Local organizers want city voters to support a federal constitutional amendment asserting that “corporations are not people and money is not speech.”

One hundred fourteen petitions submitted Monday to the Newark City Council’s clerk are part of a national movement to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission.

Paul Cienfuegos on KMUD Radio

July 7, 2014

Paul Cienfuegos is the founder of and was the major force behind Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County (DUHC.org), the group that started the whole anti-corporate-rule thing in Humboldt County and much of the nation, and which spun off Move to Amend.

Check out 'Alternative Radio' for July 7th, 2014.

 

DIRECTIONS: Click on the link then do one of the following:
Scroll down to July 7 then select "Alternative Radio"
OR
In drop down "programs" menu select "Alternative Radio" then select July 7

About 40 protest top court decision in front of Hobby Lobby in Toledo

July 5, 2014

About 40 people took time from Independence Day activities on Friday to rally in West Toledo against the recent U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision.

Standing by the curb in front of the company’s store at 5329 Monroe St., the protesters held up their placards and waved at passing motorists.

Earlier this week, the top court ruled that closely held businesses with religious objections can opt out of an Affordable Care Act requirement to provide employees insurance coverage for birth control.

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.

Alaska Daily News Letter to the Editor

July 1, 2014

Today’s 5-4 ruling in the Hobby Lobby case is outrageous. Corporations, closely held or not, do not have religious beliefs. Only natural human beings have religious beliefs and freedoms. Allowing a person in their role as a business owner and employer to impose their beliefs on their employees violates the employees’ rights to religious freedom.

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