South Euclid Issue 102 gives residents of our city a genuine opportunity to join a national grassroots movement and get big money out of politics. Issue 102 enables us, as citizens, to tell Washington that 1) money is not free speech--big money (and secret money) in politics should be and can be controlled and regulated and 2) corporations are not people entitled to Constitutional rights intended for human beings only.
The Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision led to the improper use of money by corporations to influence election results and legislation at the state and national level. A vote for Issue 102 supports a non-partisan Constitutional Amendment to limit the influence of this corporate money. Seven hundred municipalities, including 21 in Ohio, have already approved resolutions or ballot initiatives similar to Issue 102.
This amendment should be a concern for all South Euclid citizens because corporate money seriously influences our local political decisions. I strongly urge South Euclid residents to vote YES on Issue 102 on November 8 and overturn Citizens United.
- Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission
- Community Organizing
- Constitutional Amendment
- Constitutional Renewal
- Corporate Personhood/Corporate Constitutional Rights
- Corporate Rule
- Democracy Movement
- Local Democracy
- Local Organizing
- Money as Free Speech
- Move to Amend Resolution
- Supreme Court