Utah Press Coverage

Article from The Daily Universe

July 10, 2012

A movement supporting a new constitutional amendment is gaining steam as citizens gather nationwide to redefine corporations as groups, not individuals.

The proposed amendment is in response to Citizens United v. FEC. In this case the Supreme Court ruled, in a 5-4 decision, corporations have the same right to political speech as individuals. The result is big business asserting their political agendas through Super PACs.

Writers on the Range: If corporations are people, what are they really like?

June 3, 2012

ExxonMobil spits out a gob of chewing-tobacco juice and taps a baseball bat against the cleats of its shoes, knocking off the dirt clods. Then "Exx 'Em" — as the fans like to call their slugger — steps into the batter's box and slams the first pitch over the center-field wall of Dodger Stadium.

Meanwhile, Victoria's Secret — who likes to be called Vikki — is elbow-deep in stinky compost in a Denver garden, preparing to plant zucchinis, while Yahoo sits alone in a Seattle park, getting high on marijuana to avoid thinking about how it lost so much market share to Google.

Group works to ready ballot initiative to curb corporations

April 3, 2012

Move to Amend Salt Lake, a group seeking to get a citywide initiative on November’s ballot as part of a national effort to curb corporate power, hit a snag late Thursday and might not have petitions to sign until the end of the month.

Volunteers must gather 7,141 valid voter signatures by the April 15 deadline, and Move to Amend Salt Lake organizer Ashley Sanders voiced frustration over continued delays from the City Recorders Office.

Volunteers hope to gather 9,000 signatures by April 15

February 22, 2012

Are corporations people and is money speech?

U.S. Supreme Court rulings say yes, but area activists hope to let Salt Lake City voters weigh in to the contrary this November.

After frustrating delays, Move to Amend Salt Lake obtained the necessary petitions from the Salt Lake City Recorder’s Office so that volunteers can start gathering voter signatures to place a citywide resolution on November’s ballot.