Ithaca Now spoke with Victor Tiffany, the coordinator of Ithaca's Move to Amend affiliate. The group is planning a teach-in to educate others about the controversial Citizens' United case on Sunday, Mar. 3rd at the First Unitarian Church in Ithaca from 2-5 p.m.
How are corporations guaranteed rights under the Constitution?
To find out, the Ithaca chapter of the Move to Amend movement is hosting a teach-in from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Unitarian Society, located at 306 N. Aurora St.
In Endicott Friday night, speaker David Cobb of Move to Amend, spoke of the implications of The U.S.Supreme Court's "Citizen United" ruling.
In it, the high court decided that corporations may donate unlimited amounts of money to political candidates, as a form of free speech.
Cobb's organization wants the decision overturned:
Endicott, N.Y. (WBNG Binghamton) A national coalition that wants to amend the constitution is looking for some local help.
Move to Amend is trying to end what it calls corporate constitutional rights and make sure those with more money don't get more political say.
People gathered at the Endicott Visitor Center Friday to talk, sing and listen.
David Cobb, a national spokesman for the organization, spoke about his reasons for joining the group and what he would like to see changed in the future.
When our country was new, we tried to control how much power corporations had. The Boston Tea Party was an attack against the British East India Corporation as well as the English monarch. We didn't want to be ruled by corporations that controlled the government for their profit.
The US Supreme Court decision that eliminated limits to how much corporations can spend on campaign contributions has led to a growing movement to end so-called corporate personhood.
NEW YORK - Police reopened the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday evening after more than 500 anti-Wall Street protesters were arrested for blocking traffic lanes and attempting an unauthorized march across the span.