Vermont Senate Resolves to Abolish “Corporate Personhood”

April 13, 2012

Vermont is poised to become the first state to call for an amendment to abolish the doctrine known as “Corporate Personhood” which gives corporations constitutional rights meant to protect people.

Hawaii and New Mexico have passed resolutions against the Citizens United v. FEC ruling by the Supreme Court, but the Vermont resolution goes beyond simply overturning that case and aims to remove corporations from the constitution altogether and make clear that money is not speech and that campaign spending and political contributions can be regulated by the government.

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Talking about money in politics

September 22, 2012
In this election, Gov. Peter Shumlin and Sen. Randy Brock will have a limited number of debates, and so far it appears that no debate will take place in the Rutland area.  However, on September 27th, the people of Rutland County have the opportunity to hear David Cobb from “Move To Amend” speak in Rutland, at Grace Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, at 7PM.

What’s next for abolish corporate personhood movement in Vermont?

March 13, 2012

David Cobb, spokesperson for the national initiative – Move to Amend – promoting an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to abolish corporate “personhood” visits Vermont this week.

Cobb is a lawyer and national projects director for Democracy Unlimited.

His two-stop tour in Vermont comes after 60 Vermont communities adopted resolutions at Town Meeting calling on Congress to adopt a 28th amendment to U.S. Constitution making clear that “corporations are not people” and “money is not speech.”