Move To Amend Salt Lake has been keeping up the pressure on the Salt Lake City Council to take decisive steps toward limiting the power of corporations in local government. A large group attended the January 21st council meeting, but we need more people to email/phone their city council representative (and mayor) ASAP.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – As part of Salt Lake's new City Opinion Question process, city voters signed, licked, stamped, and mailed almost 20,000 ballots by the September 26th deadline. By an 8-1 margin, they said they wanted to overturn the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling by amending the US Constitution.
Salt Lake City residents will have the first opportunity ever to participate in a city-wide referendum this September 9-27th!
A movement supporting a new constitutional amendment is gaining steam as citizens gather nationwide to redefine corporations as groups, not individuals.
The proposed amendment is in response to Citizens United v. FEC. In this case the Supreme Court ruled, in a 5-4 decision, corporations have the same right to political speech as individuals. The result is big business asserting their political agendas through Super PACs.
ExxonMobil spits out a gob of chewing-tobacco juice and taps a baseball bat against the cleats of its shoes, knocking off the dirt clods. Then "Exx 'Em" — as the fans like to call their slugger — steps into the batter's box and slams the first pitch over the center-field wall of Dodger Stadium.
Meanwhile, Victoria's Secret — who likes to be called Vikki — is elbow-deep in stinky compost in a Denver garden, preparing to plant zucchinis, while Yahoo sits alone in a Seattle park, getting high on marijuana to avoid thinking about how it lost so much market share to Google.