Move to Amend Cleveland

Date Established: 

December 2011

The local Move to Amend affiliate for Cleveland, Ohio.

Announcements

Press Coverage

Marcy Kaptur, Nickie Antonio And Tom Bullock To Speak At "We The People" Day

January 22, 2014

The Lakewood Move To Amend Comittee is sponsoring "We The People" Day on Saturday, February 1, to host a community conversation about money in politics. A panel of public officials including Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, State Representative Nickie Antonio and Lakewood City Council Member Tom Bullock will guide the discussion. Following prepared remarks from panel members, community members will be encouraged to offer observations and ask questions about the influence of large political contributions from nonhuman entities as wealthy donors to candidates for public office.

"Democracy shutdown" is worse than government shutdown: Letter to the Editor

October 18, 2013

As wasteful, painful and embarrassing as the government shutdown has been, it pales in comparison to the democracy shutdown - that is, the immobility and stagnation of government to represent the public interest. The disconnect between what the public wants and what laws and rules we have widened over the decades
 as corporations have acquired never-intended constitutional rights and money has been defined constitutionally as "speech" - thus, in both cases, beyond the reach of
 meaningful public regulation and definition.

Cuyahoga County Council missed a chance to curb spending on countywide campaigns

August 29, 2013

The following is a guest column by Greg Coleridge, director of the Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee who also served on the Cuyahoga County Transition Advisory Committee on Campaign Finance Reform. He writes in favor of amending the Cuyahoga County charter to impose limits on donations to candidates seeking countywide office.