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Move to Amend group get Issue 1 on ballot for Toledo voters

February 16, 2016

TOLEDO - Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in Ohio's March primary election. Toledo voters will see something new on the ballot- Issue 1.

It deals with political contributions to candidates, but the way it's written can be confusing to voters.

It states "Shall the City of Toledo support the movement to amend the U.S. Constitution to establish that corporations are not people and money is not speech and providing for annual public hearings on these topics?"

Move to Amend group get Issue 1 on ballot for Toledo voters

February 16, 2016

TOLEDO - Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in Ohio's March primary election. Toledo voters will see something new on the ballot- Issue 1.

It deals with political contributions to candidates, but the way it's written can be confusing to voters.

It states "Shall the City of Toledo support the movement to amend the U.S. Constitution to establish that corporations are not people and money is not speech and providing for annual public hearings on these topics?"

City ballot to address businesses’ personhood

December 28, 2015

One of the many candidates and issues that will be on Toledo’s ballot March 15 will be whether Toledo voters believe corporations have the same rights as individuals.

The Toledo chapter of the national group Move to Amend successfully circulated petitions to get a question on the March 15 ballot seeking passage of an ordinance making Toledo officially in favor of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It states that corporations aren’t people and can’t be protected from campaign-finance restrictions.

City ballot to Address Businesses' Personhood - Group's Goal to Limit Corporate Protections

December 28, 2015

One of the many candidates and issues that will be on Toledo’s ballot March 15 will be whether Toledo voters believe corporations have the same rights as individuals.

The Toledo chapter of the national group Move to Amend successfully circulated petitions to get a question on the March 15 ballot seeking passage of an ordinance making Toledo officially in favor of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It states that corporations aren’t people and can’t be protected from campaign-finance restrictions.

Move to Amend collecting signatures for petition on campaign funding

July 13, 2015

On Monday morning, July 13th a group of Toledo volunteers turned in nearly twice the needed petition signatures to the Toledo Clerk of Council and Lucas County Board of Elections for a city ordinance to establish a Democracy Day and pressure elected officials to amend the U.S. constitution to end corporate personhood.

Hobby Lobby case harms individiual freedom

July 31, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision is not a victory for individual freedom (“Fix religious freedom law,” guest editorial, July 15).

The ruling places the religious preferences of the few — business owners — above the freedom of the many — employees — over access to contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

The hypocrisy of Hobby Lobby’s claims is stunning when you consider that its owners’ religious convictions do not prevent them from importing products from Chinese factories with a reputation for labor rights violations and rock-bottom wages.

Toledo Move to Amend affiliate media coverage on "Leading Edge"

March 16, 2014

Toledo Move to Amend affiliate was featured on the March 16 edition of WTOL's Leading Edge with Jerry Anderson.  In this appearance, we discuss Move to Amend's goals, our recent co-sponsorship of "Inequality for All" community screenings with Toledo Area Jobs with Justice, Owens Community College Student Government, and the University of Toledo Department of Social Work; and the upcoming Town Hall Faith Conversations on Income Inequality to be held 6:30 PM March 27 at University Church

Injustice for All

February 12, 2014

The gap in the US between the rich and the poor has never been wider. According to a study by The Brookings Institution, Toledo is recognized as the US metropolitan area with the largest increase in poverty, rising more than 15% over the last decade, according to the 2010 Census. If the trend continues, more and more individuals who have considered themselves a part of the middle class in the US will be  joining the ranks of the American poor. President Obama calls this issue “the defining challenge of our time.”

Local Ballot Initiatives in the News!

November 4, 2013

want to share some recent publicity for Move to Amend in yesterday's Toledo Blade article by Tom Henry regarding some ballot initiatives in northwest Ohio. Tom highlights the City of Defiance ballot measure, which gives voters the chance to vote in support of an amendment to the constitution declaring that corporations do not have the rights of persons and that money is not speech. Delores Whitman of the Defiance Move to Amend affiliate has put in a yeoman's effort to bring the ballot measure to the attention of the voters.

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