Mark your calendar for Democracy Day in Kent, OH. The City Council of Kent, OH will hold its Democracy Day public hearing on October 3, 2018. This public hearing will examine the impact on our city, our state and our nationof political influence resulting from campaign contributions by corporate entities. Corporate entities include businesses
We are so pleased to announce that candidates Aftab Pureval and Jill Shiller have signed our Pledge to Amend, agreeing to reject large Corporate PAC donations and to support HJR 48, which states Corporates are not People and Money is Not Free Speech.
We thank them and appreciate their commitment!
Regarding the June 18 editorial “Close the deal on payday loans,” the payday lending situation vividly illustrates the profitability of preying on vulnerable households that cannot afford rent, let alone attorneys. It also clearly illustrates the pay-to-play process of corporate money in our legislature. Too bad vulnerable payday borrowers, working for well below a living wage, do not have the spare cash to hire attorneys or donate to their representatives.
Harold Mosley didn’t intend to step up to the podium in Toledo City Council chambers on Monday, but after listening to several citizens address their elected officials he decided to say a few words.
“This is not about them, this is about us. If you want change, vote,” he said, turning his back to the councilmen and facing the audience of about 40. “I assure you, if you vote, if you vote, you will send a message to not only politicians but corporations.”
TOLEDO, Ohio (WNWO) —
A public forum created to allow citizens to tell elected officials what they think needs to be done.
The idea behind Democracy Day began two years ago, after a group managed to get enough signatures on the ballot. After its passing, March 5th became a day where Toledoans voiced their concerns about the impact of money in politics coming from corporations.
Other issues that came up included a group looking for Universal Health Care in Ohio, the prison system and for one Maumee school teacher, the controversial water issue in Toledo.