CA - San Jose Press Coverage

Prop 59 Supporters Seek To Eliminate 'Corporate Personhood' Via Constitutional Amendment

September 14, 2016

A national effort supporters say would amend the U.S. Constitution to eliminate "corporate personhood" came to downtown San Jose this afternoon, where supporters gathered to push for the passage of a measure on the November ballot that could lend the state's support in making the change. 

About 30 people stood outside the Old Courthouse at the corner of North First and West St. James streets where they kicked off their campaign for Proposition 59. 

Prop 59 will aid fight against Citizens United

August 19, 2016

Many thanks to The Mercury News for their editorial supporting Proposition 59 ("Corporations are not individual people," Editorial, Aug. 18).

As written, very importantly, Proposition 59 is an advisory to legislators that focuses on both corporate personhood (corporations are not people) and reversing the Supreme Court decision on Citizen's United (money is not speech).

Forum presents constitutional issues

September 21, 2012

September 17th was celebrated as “Constitution Day” by 35 individuals assembled in front of the Old Court House, in commemoration of September 17, 1776 when the Founding Fathers agreed to the U.S. Constitution 236 years ago.
“It was at this local Historic Court House in San Jose, in 1886 “Corporate Personhood” took root,” said Judy Yound, an MTA advocate.

San Jose group protests corporate spending on politics

January 21, 2012

Scores of demonstrators gathered Friday under soggy skies at San Jose's St. James Park as part of the nationwide protest against corporate influence in politics.

Calling themselves "Move to Amend," the group urged a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that lets corporations and unions independently spend unlimited amounts of money to bolster political candidates.