When money “equals” speech and corporations have constitutional “rights,” what happens to democracy?
In 2013, Cleveland Heights voters passed, with a 77% “yes” vote, Issue 32 in support of a
28th Constitutional Amendment clearly stating that: 1. Only human beings, not corporate entities, have Constitutional rights; and 2. Since money is not speech, money spent on
elections can be regulated - https://movetoamend.org/amendment.
Issue 32 also established annual public hearings “to examine the impact on our City, our state and our nation of political influence by corporate entities and big money” in elections – i.e. the impact on health care, education, food, the environment, the economy, jobs/wages, foreign policy, transportation, guns/safety, the opioid crisis, home rule, taxes, etc.
Cleveland Heights City Council will hold its annual public hearing on January 30 at 7:00 p.m. at Cleveland Heights City Hall.
“Members of the general public will be afforded the opportunity to speak on these matters for up to five minutes per person.” City Council will send letters to our U.S. congressperson and senators summarizing the hearing and calling for their support for the 28th amendment.
Whether you wish to speak or just to listen, please plan to attend.
It’s your democracy!
This January marks the 10th Anniversary of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.
Contact: Cleveland Heights Move to Amend:
clevelandeast [at] movetoamend.orghttps://movetoamend.org/oh-cleveland-east