On Wednesday, August 19, ten members of Move to Amend from Mendocino, Sonoma and Humboldt Counties paid a visit to the Sacramento offices of State Senator Mike McGuire and Assemblyman Jim Wood. Both McGuire and Wood made pre-election pledges to support amending the U.S.
Board of Supervisors call for Amendment to U.S. Constitution
The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution at its August 27 meeting in Ukiah.
Their Resolution called for an amendment that said only human beings are endowed with Constitutional rights and that donations to political campaigns are not Free Speech and can be regulated.
This is a letter to the editor from Joy Gertler that was published in the Ukiah Daily Journal on Wednesday, August 28th.
An advisory measure aimed at ending corporate personhood appears to have been approved by Mendocino County voters.
The measure does not have the force of law but instructs local elected officials to pursue legislation to establish under law that only actual individuals have rights under the Constitution, and that corporations do not.
Mendocino County [California] voters will see two local measures on their ballots for the November 6 election.
Measure F, the local Move to Amend ballot initiative, would advise the county's state and federal representatives to pass resolutions in favor of a Constitutional amendment establishing that: "1. only human beings and not corporations are endowed with constitutional rights, and 2. money does not constitute speech and therefore political contributions can be regulated."
The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to place a "Citizens Advisory Measure to End Corporate Rule and Defend Democracy" on the November 2012 ballot for Mendocino County. The measure asks voters if their elected representatives should be instructed to enact resolutions and legislation calling for an amendment to the United States Constitution to establish that only human beings and not corporations are endowed with constitutional rights, and money does not constitute speech and political spending can be regulated.
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Like-minded citizens in Lake and Mendocino Counties are now circulating petitions promoting nothing less than an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to end “corporate personhood” and reestablish a government of, by and for the people.