Press Coverage

West Allis, Wisconsin Joins Call for Overturn of Citizens United

April 5, 2012

The conservative Milwaukee suburb of West Allis, Wisconsin yesterday became the most recent community to endorse a challenge to corporate personhood.

Republican Party primary voters in West Allis approved by 70% a resolution calling for an amendment to the US Constitution that would overturn the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court.

7 Questions For Move to Amend Spokesperson David Cobb

March 13, 2012

The "corporations are not people" train makes another stop in Vermont this week.

Last Tuesday, on Town Meeting Day, 60 Vermont towns passed resolutions calling on Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution to repeal Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the 2010 Supreme Court ruling that spawned super PACs and gave corporations the same First Amendment rights as flesh-and-blood humans.

Vermont Pushes Against Citizens United

March 8, 2012

Vermonters pushed for a Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United during this week’s Super Tuesday vote.

The 2010 Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision allows corporations to spend unlimited amount of money to influence elections.

Dozens of towns and cities took on this issue of money in politics. They passed initiatives and resolutions on town meeting agendas that called on the Vermont delegation in Congress to support an amendment making clear that corporations are not people under the Constitution.

The Movement Against Citizens United Continues to Build

March 5, 2012

America is engulfed in a new kind of warfare these days against a threat from within that is holding our nation hostage and destroying all we hold dear, especially our democracy and a middle class way of life we may never see again. The new weapons of mass destruction being used against us are vast, unlimited and unidentified amounts of money poured into super PACs by special interests and corporations in order to buy off members of Congress, seize the reins in Washington and take over our country.

"Corporate Persons" to Greet Romney in Cleveland

February 16, 2012

Tomorrow, Thursday February 16, presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be the special guest at the Cuyahoga County Republican Party’s Twentieth Annual Lincoln Day Celebration.

As the big spenders are rolling in for the 5 p.m. V.I.P. reception that precedes the 6-8 p.m. dinner at Landerhaven, they’ll be greeted outside by “corporate vice presidential candidates” making their pitch to join Romney’s ticket.

Occupying Corporations: How to Cut Corporate Power

February 7, 2012

Bringing corporations down to controllable size is a gargantuan task, but an absolute necessity if there is to be any hope for democracy. “Corporations have worked the courts mercilessly since 1819 to take a wide variety of constitutional rights that were designed to cover only people.” In one 30-year period, “African Americans lost their legal personhood, while corporations acquired theirs.” This historical crime must be reversed.

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