Issue 102 gives South Euclid residents an opportunity to join a national pushback against the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 decision, Citizens United v. FEC. This decision has led to the spending of unlimited amounts of money by corporations to influence election results and legislation at both state and national levels.
Issue 102 calls for the adoption of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution declaring that 1) only human beings, not corporations, are legal persons with Constitutional rights, and 2) money is not the same as speech. With this amendment, Congress and state legislatures will once again be able to enact reasonable regulations on campaign spending.
According to Move To Amend Ohio, 17 states and over 700 municipalities in the United States, including 21 in Ohio, have already approved resolutions or voted for ballot initiatives calling for a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I strongly urge the people of South Euclid to add their voice to the growing movement to rein in corporate spending on state and national elections. Please vote YES on Issue 102.
South Euclid Councilman At-Large
- Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission
- Community Rights
- Constitutional Amendment
- Constitutional Renewal
- Corporate Personhood/Corporate Constitutional Rights
- Corporate Rule
- Local Democracy
- Local Organizing
- Money as Free Speech
- Move to Amend Resolution
- Supreme Court
- Understanding the Corporation