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SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio -- City Council wants to educate residents as to the city's need for additional revenues, and it will need to campaign for passage of a safety levy coming to the ballot Nov. 8, but undertaking these things requires money.
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In other City Council news:
-- At its meeting Monday, council passed an ordinance that will place on the Nov. 8 ballot the question as to whether residents will support a movement to amend the U.S. Constitution to establish that corporations are not people, and that "money is not speech."
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Clevelanders could vote in November to call on the U.S. Congress to pass a constitutional amendment declaring that corporations are not people and cannot spend unlimited amounts of money in political campaigns.
Move to Amend, a national group pushing to overturn a 2010 Supreme Court decision, submitted a petition Wednesday to Cleveland City Council. The petition has 8,906 signatures, well over the 5,000 required for formal consideration.
To truly address America's corruption problem, we need a constitutional amendment saying that corporations are not people and that money is not speech.
America’s Work Force Radio
March 1, 2016
On the broadcast today we had Tim Burga, President of The Ohio AFL-CIO, and he talked about the Workers Compensation Bill and Right to Work! Our second guest was Greg Coleridge, with Move to Amend, and he talked about the growing Influence of Money in Politics!
[Interview begins at the 20:30 mark]
The program also aired at 4:00 pm on WERE, 1490 AM in Cleveland
Interview of Greg Coleridge of Move to Amend on the Move to Amend movement, corporate constitutional rights, money in elections and citizen initiative campaigns in Cleveland, Shaker Heights & S. Euclid).
Listen at http://www.wtam.com/media/play/26748163/ (interview begins at 18:02)
Jan. 21 marks the sad sixth anniversary of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, when the Court's majority pronounced "independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption ... and ... will not cause the electorate to lose faith in our democracy."
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Five years ago, the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling gave corporations the same free-speech rights as individuals to contribute money to political campaigns. Momentum has grown since then in Ohio to end what's known as "corporate personhood."
It's a cruel irony that the very week our nation celebrates the life and work for justice and equality of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., our country also marks mark the 5th anniversary of the Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court decision that diminished political justice and equality.
The controversial decision, issued Jan. 21, 2010, broadened the rights of corporate entities and individuals to donate (or, more appropriately, invest) in political elections. Its promises of expanding democracy and greater quality and diversity in political discourse have gone unfulfilled.
CLEVELAND - Momentum is building in the Buckeye State to stop the influence of Big Money in elections.Voters in the Cleveland-area communities of Mentor and Chagrin Falls passed resolutions on Tuesday calling on Congress to support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution declaring corporate entities are not "persons," and that money is not equal to "free speech."
Chagrin Falls resident Becky Thomas, who organized the ballot initiative in her community, says she's happy to join other communities across the country who want to get money out of politics.