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] (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




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.

Press Coverage

Democracy Day in Mentor and elsewhere probes corporate political gifts

February 7, 2017

MENTOR, Ohio -- Eleven local cities hold Democracy Days to explore the clout of corporate cash in politics.

The cities hold hearings for residents to testify about the influence of corporate donations since the 2010 Citizens United case when the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5 to 4 to wipe out the McCain-Feingold restrictions on campaign donations.

Shaker Heights, South Euclid voters pass ordinances denouncing Citizens United decision

November 9, 2016

Shaker Heights and South Euclid voters passed ordinances Tuesday declaring support for a constitutional amendment that would strike down the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial "Citizens United" decision, according to unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

Shaker Heights and South Euclid join 500 other communities in pushing for an amendment that would limit political spending by corporations, labor unions and other associations.

Shaker voters asked to join "Move to Amend" Citizens United decision on Issue 95

November 2, 2016

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio -- More than five years after the controversial "Citizens United" decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, local voters have the opportunity to push for a constitutional amendment to attempt to strike it down with Issue 95.

Having collected 1,575 signatures from residents to get the "Move to Amend" initiative on the Nov. 8 ballot, Shaker Heights could join about 500 other communities in what organizers call "a grassroots effort to reclaim democracy."