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

Move to Amend Reports on Ballot Initiatives in Washington & Ohio

March 10, 2016

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our weekly podcast. Every Thursday morning.

This week we highlight the upcoming ballot initiatives calling for a constitutional amendment to end corporate constitutional rights and money as speech in Washington State (I-735) and Toledo, Ohio (Issue 1). Join us as we talk with Move to Amend Spokane’s Stacy Cossey, WAmend organizers Diane Jones & Cindy Black, and Toledo Move to Amend’s Douglas Jambard-Sweet

Press Coverage

Toledo Inaugural Democracy Day

March 30, 2017

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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.

Move to Amend group get Issue 1 on ballot for Toledo voters

February 16, 2016

TOLEDO - Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in Ohio's March primary election. Toledo voters will see something new on the ballot- Issue 1.

It deals with political contributions to candidates, but the way it's written can be confusing to voters.

It states "Shall the City of Toledo support the movement to amend the U.S. Constitution to establish that corporations are not people and money is not speech and providing for annual public hearings on these topics?"