The local Move to Amend affiliate for Corvallis, Oregon.
Our Move to Amend affiliate here in Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley has kept a low profile over the past several months. But we still have a core group who has been working quietly on two paths to call for the 28th US constitutional amendment--one that says both that money is not speech and that corporations are not people.
Oregon today became the 16th state to pass a resolution calling on Congress to adopt and send to the states a Move to Amend style constitutional amendment. The Senate voted 17-13 in favor of HJM 6 (text here).
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CORVALLIS, Ore. - It's the fifth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's "Citizens United" ruling, and some Oregonians have been working for five years to counteract it.
The ruling removed limits on the amount of money that corporations, associations and unions can spend on political campaigns.
An organizer for the national Move to Amend campaign will be in Corvallis this week to lead a workshop on ways to abolish corporate personhood.
Ashley Sanders will present “Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 N.W. Circle Blvd. There is no charge to attend.
Move to Amend has 150 chapters across the country, including eight in Oregon.
November 15, 2012 9:15am
There were some surprises in last week’s election, but the Corvallis advisory vote on the so-called Move to Amend effort was not among them.