Voters to Decide Whether Corporations are People and Money is Speech

November 4, 2014

PRESS ADVISORY

What: Voters to Decide Whether Corporations are People and Money is Speech
Where: Mentor and Chagrin Falls, Ohio
When: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Contacts: Mentor - Dave Lima, 440-220-0204; Chagrin Falls - Becky Thomas, 440-247-6878

Voters in Mentor and Chagrin Falls, Ohio will decide on Tuesday whether to call on Congress to support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution declaring that corporate entities are not “persons” and that money is not equal to “free speech.” Similar initiatives will be on the ballot on Tuesday in dozens of other communities nation-wide. Voters in Brecksville, Newburgh Heights, Cleveland Heights and Defiance in Ohio, voters in scores of other communities nationally and city councils in hundreds of other localities, including seven in Ohio, have supported enactment of a similarly worded constitutional amendment since the 2010 Citizens United vs FEC Supreme Court decision.

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