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.

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.

It’s now confirmed that we will be on the March 15, 2016 Presidential Primary Election ballot!

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]

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.


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

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.

Hobby Lobby case harms individiual freedom

July 31, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision is not a victory for individual freedom (“Fix religious freedom law,” guest editorial, July 15).

The ruling places the religious preferences of the few — business owners — above the freedom of the many — employees — over access to contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

The hypocrisy of Hobby Lobby’s claims is stunning when you consider that its owners’ religious convictions do not prevent them from importing products from Chinese factories with a reputation for labor rights violations and rock-bottom wages.