The Secretary of State’s Office for Washington State Elections certified Initiative 735 for the ballot today. I-735 will ask Washington voters to decide this November whether to join sixteen other states in calling for their state legislature and Congress to propose an amendment that makes clear that constitutional rights belong to human beings only and that money is not protected speech, effectively overturning the controversial decision in the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
Do you wonder how can we address the influence and corruption that money brings to the political process, particularly since the Citizens United and McCutcheon rulings of the Supreme Court?
Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our internet radio program. Every Thursday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern. This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.
This week features executive director for Community to Community Development, or Comunidad a Comunidad, Rosalinda Guillen, to talk about her work promoting food sovereignty in communities seeking to produce their own food, on their own land, and the struggle against corporate agribusiness controlling our food systems.
IS corporate money corrupting our democracy?
IS money the same as speech?
SHOULD corporations have the same rights as humans?