Move to Amend Cleveland

Date Established: 

December 2011

Contact: Lois Romanoff & Steve Norris -- cleveland [at]

The local Move to Amend affiliate for Cleveland, Ohio.

In 2016 more than 9000 signatures were collected on a grassroots citizens initiative petition calling on Cleveland City Council to urge Congress to pass a Constitutional Amendment stating that corporations do not have constitutional rights and money is not “free speech”.

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Press Coverage

Activists Gather to Support We The People Amendment

May 29, 2019

Cleveland is one of more than 25 cities across the US where activists gathered Tuesday to support the "We the People Amendment" to the Constitution. The amendment would take away corporations’ ability to fund political campaigns. Madelon Watts organized a demonstration outside Representative Marcia Fudge’s Cleveland office.  Watts said they have two main goals.

Listen Listening...0:15 Watts on bringing more attention to the amendment

Letter: First Amendment applies only to people

May 23, 2019

The May 6 op-ed “Government shouldn’t dictate views we’re allowed to hear” by Bradley Smith presented a false choice of what to trust — the proposed 28th Amendment or the First Amendment.

Move to Amend’s proposed We the People Amendment (House Joint Resolution 48) declares that “artificial entities such as corporations do not have constitutional rights” and that political election spending “is not free speech.”

Greg Coleridge and Sally Hanley of "Move to "Amend" a national organization- that seeks to put an amendment in front of congress.

May 22, 2019

Mansfield Frazier talks with Greg and Sally about a Constitutional Amendment moving power from corporate rule to We the People, establishing real democracy. Explores how corporations got Constitutional rights that were originally intended for human beings only.