Victory! Sarasota City Commission Unanimously Passes Resolution!

June 30, 2015

On June 1st 2015 several members of the Manasota Move to Amend affiliate addressed the Sarasota City Commission asking them to pass a resolution condemning Citizen United. Also in the audience were a couple dozen MTA members wearing red shirts in a show of solidarity.

Two weeks later on June 15 in a subsequent city commission meeting all five Commissioners voted unanimously to pass the Move to Amend Resolution adding another municipality to the ever growing list of communities asserting the rights of human beings to the protections offered in the Constitution, and making clear that corporations are not humans, but instead exist at the pleasure of the people, and that money is not free speech.

We thank our members who spoke so eloquently and the City Commissioners for supporting the MTA resolution.