Support the 99% in Collecting Initiative Signatures in Newark

January 21, 2016

As you may or may not know, the 99% of Newark and East Central Ohio (99% of NECO) is making a second attempt to get our initiative on the ballot for November of 2016. Last time we missed it by 110 signatures. We needed 1303, and we had 1193 and turned in around 1800. If we had a few more volunteers collecting signatures we would have made it!

Press Coverage

Constitutional amendment needed to state money is not speech: Letter to the Editor

January 14, 2016

Jan. 21 marks the sad sixth anniversary of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, when the Court's majority pronounced "independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption ... and ... will not cause the electorate to lose faith in our democracy."

City ballot to address businesses’ personhood

December 28, 2015

One of the many candidates and issues that will be on Toledo’s ballot March 15 will be whether Toledo voters believe corporations have the same rights as individuals.

The Toledo chapter of the national group Move to Amend successfully circulated petitions to get a question on the March 15 ballot seeking passage of an ordinance making Toledo officially in favor of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It states that corporations aren’t people and can’t be protected from campaign-finance restrictions.