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Simply reversing Citizens United will not stem the tide of corporate money polluting politics

February 19, 2020

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio -- It’s January 2022.

The 2020 elections are over, but a revolting takeaway wasn’t who was elected -- depending on your political persuasion. Rather, once again, a flood of money poured into the federal elections, much of it “dark money” from unknown sources and a majority of it focused on distorting and insulting attack ads.

Fight the Power: Cleveland Heights to host 7th annual Democracy Day on Jan. 30

January 19, 2020

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Coinciding with this month’s 10th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” ruling that opened the floodgates for even more big money in politics, the city will host its annual Democracy Day starting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 30 in council chambers.

It will be the seventh installment of local public hearings intended to counteract corporate influence on elections, mainly through campaign contributions, since corporations still can't vote -- or speak, as critics point out.

Talking Democracy on Oct. 12

September 12, 2019

TROY—Greg Coleridge, national outreach director for the non-partisan, grassroots coalition Move to Amend, will be the featured speaker at “Stand Up for Democracy,” 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Lincoln Community Center, 110 Ash St. The program is hosted by We The People Miami County and Move to Amend.

Also speaking will be Mary Sue Gmeiner, affiliate coordinator of Greater Dayton Move to Amend. Representatives from area justice and peace organizations will be on hand to share information about their work and ways for people to get involved.