The local Move to Amend affiliate for Toledo, Ohio.
Toledo Move to Amend volunteers collected over 11,000 signatures in support of a citizens’ ballot initiative and our efforts paid off with a ballot issue for Toledo voters to support a constitutional amendment establishing that: corporations do not have the constitutional rights of natural persons, and money is not speech.
As a result of ISSUE #1 PASSAGE (with 64% of the vote) in 2016, the City of Toledo has joined dozens of other communities in creating an ordinance for an ANNUAL DEMOCRACY DAY to be held in March of each year until passage of a constitutional amendment!As much as Move to Amend seeks to upend the illegitimate legal concepts of corporate constitutional rights and money as speech, we know that to win an amendment will require a broad, deep, multi-racial, multi-ethnic anti-oppression social movement that dismantles exploitation based on race, gender, class, age or sexual orientation and is driven and led by impacted communities and ordinary people who are organizing in our own communities. Our ongoing MISSION is the advancement grassroots movement democracy and, through such grassroots action, both the realization of our constitutional amendment goal, which may lead to truly transparent and robust systems of participatory democracy!
Local organizing meetings are generally held the 3rd Thursday of each month at the main (downtown) branch of the Toledo Public Library, 325 N. Michigan Street, 6:30 PM in the Kelley Room.
To confirm monthly meetings and/or volunteer for the local Move to Amend affiliate, contact djambardsweet [at] gmail.com.
To donate to our local efforts, mail checks payable to "Toledo Move To Amend" to:
Toledo Move to Amend
4640 288th Street, Toledo, Ohio 43611
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