Move to Amend Cleveland

Date Established: 

December 2011

Contact: Lois Romanoff & Steve Norris -- cleveland [at]

The local Move to Amend affiliate for Cleveland, Ohio.

In 2016 more than 9000 signatures were collected on a grassroots citizens initiative petition calling on Cleveland City Council to urge Congress to pass a Constitutional Amendment stating that corporations do not have constitutional rights and money is not “free speech”.

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Press Coverage

Simply reversing Citizens United will not stem the tide of corporate money polluting politics

February 19, 2020

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio -- It’s January 2022.

The 2020 elections are over, but a revolting takeaway wasn’t who was elected -- depending on your political persuasion. Rather, once again, a flood of money poured into the federal elections, much of it “dark money” from unknown sources and a majority of it focused on distorting and insulting attack ads.

Activists Gather to Support We The People Amendment

May 29, 2019

Cleveland is one of more than 25 cities across the US where activists gathered Tuesday to support the "We the People Amendment" to the Constitution. The amendment would take away corporations’ ability to fund political campaigns. Madelon Watts organized a demonstration outside Representative Marcia Fudge’s Cleveland office.  Watts said they have two main goals.

Listen Listening...0:15 Watts on bringing more attention to the amendment

Letter: First Amendment applies only to people

May 23, 2019

The May 6 op-ed “Government shouldn’t dictate views we’re allowed to hear” by Bradley Smith presented a false choice of what to trust — the proposed 28th Amendment or the First Amendment.

Move to Amend’s proposed We the People Amendment (House Joint Resolution 48) declares that “artificial entities such as corporations do not have constitutional rights” and that political election spending “is not free speech.”