I-1329 in Washington State
We need to get this initiative on the 2014 ballot!
Our booth at Auburn 4th of July Celebration brought us 40 new "Intend to Amend" signers and that was only a few hours. We'll be at the Kent Cornucopia Days for three days straight and will need a lot of help to talk to all the people who stop by. Please, contact us and volunteer. We'll need people on the 12th, 13th and 14th of this month. Y
The Kirkland City Council approved a resolution Feb. 19 supporting a national movement that would disallow corporations the same political speech protections as those afforded to individuals.
The move, if ultimately passed at the national level, would prohibit corporate spending from influencing campaigns and elections.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend City Council has voted unanimously to support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would strike down the idea that corporations have the same rights as individual citizens.
“Corporations are not people and do not have the same rights,” said Jackie Aase during the comment period at Monday's council meeting.
“Your actions here will help the nation to get behind a well-written and effective constitutional amendment,” she said.
Steve Hamm said 1,200 signatures were gathered on a petition.
Move to Amend Olympia is meeting with the Olympia City Council to take forward a resolution to demand Congress abolish corporate “personhood.” This concept stems from the 125-year Supreme Court history of corporations assuming progressively more “human rights.” At present, corporations have claimed First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and 14th Amendment rights through a series of Supreme Court rulings.