Press Coverage

Call for Congress to Overturn "Citizens United" Through Amendment Picks Up Steam

June 9, 2017

Late last month, Nevada became the 19th state to call for Congress to overturn the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision. This would be accomplished through a constitutional amendment process. Since the 2010 ruling, its results have been overwhelmingly evident: The decision has substantially increased the influence of corporations on elections.

Corporate personhood should be our prime target

February 6, 2017

I’ve been musing about the idea of corporate personhood — the campaign by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and others that would grant corporations the basic rights that people have, on the theory that “businesses are, at least legally, not that different from people."

It is this kind of thinking that should be the primary target of people and organizations who want to bring humanity, not money, back to the fore as the ruling force in this country.

Why Are We So Powerless?

December 4, 2016

As would be expected, commentators have been busy analyzing this year’s election results, with writers and talking heads attributing Donald Trump’s surprising victory to an array of different factors: a flawed Electoral College system, the shortcomings and tactical errors

It passed overwhelmingly in Montana and Colorado, and now activists want Californians to speak on money in politics

November 3, 2016

It’s not easy to overturn a U.S. Supreme Court decision. Congress can’t do it alone, and unless the court reverses itself, the only other avenue is changing the Constitution.

For national groups hoping to overturn the 2010 Citizens United decision that altered how much corporations can spend on politics, they know it’ll be a slow, state-by-state slog they hope passes through California when voters consider Proposition 59 on Tuesday.

I-735 Ramping Up

September 22, 2016

I-735 Ramping Up Before Ballots Go Out, plus Ben Cohen (Ben and Jerry’s), Jeff Clements (American Promise), & David Cobb (Move to Amend), Visit Washington State in Support.

Prop 59 Supporters Hold County Rally To Eliminate 'Corporate Personhood'

September 15, 2016

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA – A national effort supporters say would amend the U.S. Constitution to eliminate "corporate personhood" came to downtown San Jose Wednesday afternoon, where supporters gathered to push for the passage of a measure on the November ballot that could lend the state's support in making the change.