Greater Akron Move to Amend

Date Established: 

February 2018

The local Move to Amend affiliate for Akron, Ohio and the surrounding communities within Summit County.

For more information, contact:

Cathie Finn

akron [at] movetoamend.org

330-928-5130

Announcements

Press Coverage

Letters to the editor: Payday lenders benefit from corporate personhood

June 29, 2018

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.

Citizens United 
nothing to celebrate

January 21, 2013

Jan. 21 marks an important day in the history of our country. Today will not only be Martin Luther King Day, it will also be the third anniversary of the Citizens United decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The legal “logic” that led to this decision, claiming that corporations are entitled to constitutional rights such as freedom of speech, has led to results that extend beyond the unprecedented amount of spending in recent elections.

Akron City Council votes to boost campaign finance limits — again

December 10, 2012

From the article...

Council passed the resolution about campaign spending by corporations at the urging of several Akron residents who are part of an effort to lobby state and federal representatives to approve limits in light of the record-setting spending in federal elections this year. Council members said they favor limiting campaign spending by corporations but don’t want to impede on corporations’ other free-speech rights.

“We have to address this issue,” Williams said.