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.

We are happy to announce that ISSUE #1 PASSED with 64% of the vote on the March 2016 Presidential Primary Election ballot!

This  ballot issue also creates an annual public forum hosted by the City for public discussion of money in politics and corporate rule over our democracy. This is a significant step forward since Toledo is the first major city in Ohio to call for an end to all corporate constitutional rights.

Toledo is the largest city in Ohio to have declared it's intention to Abolish Corporate Personhood!

To 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

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.

Press Coverage

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?"

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?"