Move to Amend Cleveland

Date Established: 

December 2011

The local Move to Amend affiliate for Cleveland, Ohio.

Cleveland Move to Amend volunteers are currently collecting signatures to support of a citizens' ballot initiative for Cleveland voters to support a constitutional amendment establishing that:

* Money is not speech

* Corporations do not have the constitutional rights of natural persons

Our goal is at least 7,500 signatures by July 5th to get on the November ballot!

We have already collected over 6,000 already but we need your help!

 

Voting yes on this ballot issue will also create an annual public forum hosted by the City for public discussion of money in politics and corporate rule over our democracy.
If we succeed, this will be a significant step forward since Cleveland would become the largest city in Ohio to call for an end to all corporate constitutional rights!

For this campaign to successfully reach likely voters, we need volunteer support!

To volunteer for the campaign, contact cleveland [at] movetoamend.org (subject: I%20want%20a%20petition!)

 

Helpful info (right click "save target as" to save):

Locations to petition around Cleveland! (updated 6/8)

Bookmark handout with info and full ballot language

Full handout explaining Cleveland MTA

Info on other successful MTA initiatives in Ohio!

Follow us on Twitter @MoveToAmendCLE

 

 

Announcements

Move to Amend Reports on Progress and Actions From the National Conventions

August 11, 2016

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our weekly podcast. New shows released every Thursday morning!

Join us for a special report on Move to Amend’s activities during the Conventions with Move to Amend Ohio coordinator Greg ColeridgeImam Paul Hasan of the American Friends Services Committee, Move to Amend Outreach & Engagement director David Cobb, Move to Amend National Leadership members Daniel Lee and Egberto Willies (Move to Amend Reports co-host), who served as a Houston delegate to the DNC.

Move to Amend Reports on the People’s Caravan from the RNC to the DNC

July 14, 2016

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our weekly podcast. New shows released every Thursday morning!

Get on board the People’s Caravan with Cindy Weisner, National Coordinator of Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, as it connects the Republican and Democratic Conventions to the growing unrest among the nation's frontline communities. Join us to learn all about it! 

We'll also be talking with Daniel Lee of Move to Amend’s National Leadership Team and Jackrabbit Pollack from the People’s Revolution about the upcoming People's Convention.

Press Coverage

South Euclid Council seeking funding to educate residents about city's need for revenue

July 26, 2016

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio -- City Council wants to educate residents as to the city's need for additional revenues, and it will need to campaign for passage of a safety levy coming to the ballot Nov. 8, but undertaking these things requires money.

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In other City Council news:

-- At its meeting Monday, council passed an ordinance that will place on the Nov. 8 ballot the question as to whether residents will support a movement to amend the U.S. Constitution to establish that corporations are not people, and that "money is not speech."

Clevelanders could vote on whether corporations should be people

July 6, 2016

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Clevelanders could vote in November to call on the U.S. Congress to pass a constitutional amendment declaring that corporations are not people and cannot spend unlimited amounts of money in political campaigns.

Move to Amend, a national group pushing to overturn a 2010 Supreme Court decision, submitted a petition Wednesday to Cleveland City Council. The petition has 8,906 signatures, well over the 5,000 required for formal consideration.