Move to Amend Toledo

Date Established: 

October 2011

The local Move to Amend affiliate for Toledo, Ohio.

Toledo Move to Amend volunteers collected over 11,000 signatures in support of a citizens’ ballot initiative and our efforts 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.

As a result of ISSUE #1 PASSAGE (with 64% of the vote) in 2016, the City of Toledo has joined dozens of other communities in creating an ordinance for an ANNUAL DEMOCRACY DAY to be held in March of each year until passage of a constitutional amendment!

As much as Move to Amend seeks to upend the illegitimate legal concepts of corporate constitutional rights and money as speech, we know that to win an amendment will require a broad, deep, multi-racial, multi-ethnic anti-oppression social movement that dismantles exploitation based on race, gender, class, age or sexual orientation and is driven and led by impacted communities and ordinary people who are organizing in our own communities.

Our ongoing MISSION is the advancement  grassroots movement democracy and, through such  grassroots action, both the realization of our constitutional amendment goal, which may lead to  truly transparent and robust systems of participatory democracy!

Local organizing meetings are generally held the 3rd Thursday of each month at the main (downtown) branch of the Toledo Public Library, 325 N. Michigan Street, 6:30 PM in the Kelley Room.

To confirm monthly meetings and/or volunteer for the local Move to Amend affiliate, contact djambardsweet [at] gmail.com.

To donate to our local efforts, 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

Press Coverage

Fourth of July Like You’ve Never Seen It Before!

June 27, 2017

Clearly, there are reasons to ask what the Founders of Our Country were up to and what our fireworks every Fourth of July about.

But this year, let’s investigate further: was war the only or even the best way to achieve what we now see was more limited than what we were taught?

Who better to proffer that question than the people’s historian, Howard Zinn?

 

Toledo Inaugural Democracy Day

March 30, 2017

Comments

It was open-mic night in Toledo City Council chambers Thursday.

Toledo's first “Democracy Day,” an annual event mandated by voter-approval last year of an ordinance making Toledo officially in favor of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that corporations do not have the same rights as individuals, was an opportunity for anyone to speak on anything. And they did.