Move to Amend Toledo

Date Established: 

October 2011

The local Move to Amend affiliate for Toledo, Ohio.

Toledo Move to Amend volunteers have collected over 11,000 signatures in support of a citizens’ ballot initiative and our efforts have paid off with a ballot issue for Toledo voters to support a constitutional amendment establishing that:  corporations do not have the constitutional rights of natural persons, and money is not speech.

It’s now confirmed that we will be ISSUE #1 on the March 2016 Presidential Primary Election ballot!

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 Toledo will become the first major city in Ohio to call for an end to all corporate constitutional rights.

When this issue passes, Toledo will be the largest city in Ohio to have declared it's intention to Abolish Corporate Personhood!

For this campaign to successfully reach likely voters, we need volunteer support and your financial contributions for media exposure, mailings, campaign flyers and signs.

To volunteer for the campaign, contact toledo [at] movetoamend.org.

To donate to our campaign, mail checks payable to "Toledo Move To Amend" to:

   Campaign Treasurer

Toledo Move to Amend

4640 288th Street, Toledo, Ohio 43611

You can also donate through PayPal using the button below.

 

Announcements

10 Reasons to Vote NO on State Issue 2

October 21, 2015

The Move to Amend Ohio Network and Northeast Ohio American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) have joined the growing number of organizations which oppose State Issue 2.

Issue 2 will take power away from citizens to amend the state constitution by making it harder for citizens to pass many types, if not virtually all types, of citizen initiatives. This will likely make it even easier for corporations to control our government.

September 2015 Monthly Report

September 30, 2015

Toledo City Council failed to Act upon our proposed Move to Amend Democracy Day ordinance by August 24 and, by City Charter rules, our ballot issue was submitted back to the Board of Elections.  It’s now confirmed that we will be on the March 15, 2016 Presidential Primary Election ballot.

Press Coverage

City ballot to Address Businesses' Personhood - Group's Goal to Limit Corporate Protections

December 28, 2015

One of the many candidates and issues that will be on Toledo’s ballot March 15 will be whether Toledo voters believe corporations have the same rights as individuals.

The Toledo chapter of the national group Move to Amend successfully circulated petitions to get a question on the March 15 ballot seeking passage of an ordinance making Toledo officially in favor of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It states that corporations aren’t people and can’t be protected from campaign-finance restrictions.

City ballot to address businesses’ personhood

December 28, 2015

One of the many candidates and issues that will be on Toledo’s ballot March 15 will be whether Toledo voters believe corporations have the same rights as individuals.

The Toledo chapter of the national group Move to Amend successfully circulated petitions to get a question on the March 15 ballot seeking passage of an ordinance making Toledo officially in favor of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It states that corporations aren’t people and can’t be protected from campaign-finance restrictions.

Move to Amend collecting signatures for petition on campaign funding

July 13, 2015

On Monday morning, July 13th a group of Toledo volunteers turned in nearly twice the needed petition signatures to the Toledo Clerk of Council and Lucas County Board of Elections for a city ordinance to establish a Democracy Day and pressure elected officials to amend the U.S. constitution to end corporate personhood.