Metro Denver Move To Amend sent letters to all of the following 2014 candidates for US Senate and US House in Colorado asking whether or not they endorse and support the Move To Amend effort to amend the Constitution.
With a vote of four to three, and with the mayor stating she is putting a cover letter of protest on the resolution, it passed! The city of Fort Collins has passed a resolution declaring the corporations are not people and money is not speech. A small group of hard-working individuals, loosely affiliated with Occupy Fort Collins and Move to Amend, have worked on this resolution for many months.
Some say the Occupy Wall Street uprising had one catalyst in the Citizen's United ruling of the Supreme Court on January 21, 2010. Move to Amend is an activist group that works to put an end to Citizen's United and Corporate Personhood through a constitutional amendment. Stating on their website, "The Supreme Court is misguided in principle, and wrong on the law.
Fort Collins City Council narrowly adopted a resolution Tuesday calling on Colorado’s delegation in Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would overturn the Citizens United ruling.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling held that corporations and labor organizations are entitled to the same constitutional rights as individuals, and within those rights can donate unlimited sums to indirect advocacy of political campaigns as an exercise of free speech.