Missouri Press Coverage

Verona aldermen approve Constitutional amendment resolution

February 21, 2013

Verona aldermen approved a resolution to Move to Amend 417, a Constitutional amendment in which the United States Supreme Court equated corporations with individual personhood and corporate money to freedom of speech in regards to political campaigns. The move came during the council's Jan. 29 meeting.

The Amend 417 movement calls to abolish corporate personhood and re-establish that only people are entitled to inalienable constitutional rights, money is not free speech and regulating political contributions is not equivalent to limiting free speech.

Freistatt board endorses Constitutional Amendment

October 26, 2012

The Freistatt Village Board of Trustees became the first southwest Missouri government to formally endorse a U.S. Constitutional amendment stripping corporations of the rights held by individuals.

Trustees voted after reviewing results of a community survey sent to 83 utilities customers. Nearly three-quarters of the people responded, but only half had an opinion about the amendment. Of those, Freistatt residents supported the change by more than two to one.

A resolution of support passed on a unanimous voice voted.

Springfield City Council Considers Policy Against Corporate Personhood

October 16, 2012

The Plans and Policies Committee, comprised of four council members, considered a proposal from Councilmember Burlison to support amendments to the Missouri and United States constitutions abolishing “corporate personhood.”

The proposal was not in the draft legislative priorities but was attached to it. Burlison said the proposal is drawn from the organization Move to Amend, which advocates that only human beings are entitled to inalienable rights.

On hand at the Democracy Convention in Madison

September 9, 2011

For some, there wasn’t a better venue for America’s first Democracy Convention than the in-your-face capitol of local democracy, Madison, Wisconsin — a state with a long history of progressive sensibilities. Earlier this years thousands of protesters converged upon the capitol in response to Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican legislative majority’s decision to end collective bargaining for public employees — a fight that is not over and one leading to a test of Walker’s reelection capability.