The Salt Lake City Council and Mayor joined the city's voters - and 434 other municipalities nationwide - in calling for a constitutional amendment that would end corporate personhood and reverse the corrupting influence of money in politics.
Move To Amend Salt Lake has been keeping up the pressure on the Salt Lake City Council to take decisive steps toward limiting the power of corporations in local government. A large group attended the January 21st council meeting, but we need more people to email/phone their city council representative (and mayor) ASAP.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – As part of Salt Lake's new City Opinion Question process, city voters signed, licked, stamped, and mailed almost 20,000 ballots by the September 26th deadline. By an 8-1 margin, they said they wanted to overturn the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling by amending the US Constitution.
It's time we used simple, common sense solutions for transparency and accountability in government. We need to make it clear to our elected leaders and political candidates that there is no room for dark money in our Utah elections
A movement supporting a new constitutional amendment is gaining steam as citizens gather nationwide to redefine corporations as groups, not individuals.
The proposed amendment is in response to Citizens United v. FEC. In this case the Supreme Court ruled, in a 5-4 decision, corporations have the same right to political speech as individuals. The result is big business asserting their political agendas through Super PACs.