Coming soon: Corporations Are Not People

I’m finishing my new book, Corporations Are Not People, coming in January from Berrett-Koehler. The book tells the true story of how some of the largest corporations in the world organized to take over our American government and Constitution, culminating in the 5-4 Supreme Court decision, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, in 2010In Citizens United, the Court ruled that corporations have First Amendment speech rights, corporate money is speech, and therefore the American people are not allowed to keep corporate money out of politics and elections. This latest blow to government of the people follows a three-decade campaign by and for global corporations to disable democracy. Corporations Are Not People shows how devastating this corporate campaign has been to America and Americans, and how we can work together to take back freedom and democracy for people.

The book will be out in January but you can pre-order it  here, from your favorite bookstore or directly from Berrett-Koehler. I hope that Corporations Are Not People can contribute to a long-overdue national debate and reform campaign to rebuild that rarest of things, a peaceful republic of free and equal people. You can join that effort at Free Speech for People.

About Jeff Clements

Jeff serves as President of American Promise. He has practiced law for three decades in public service and private practice, and is the author of Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money & Global Corporations. He is also the founder of Whaleback Partners LLC, which provides sustainable financing to businesses in the local agriculture economy. Previously, Jeff has been a partner in a major Boston law firm and served as Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the public law enforcement bureau in the Attorney General’s Office in Massachusetts. Jeff has helped to start and been a board member of many non-profit organizations and businesses. Today, in addition to the board of American Promise, he serves on the vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord, Massachusetts. Twitter: @ClementsJeff
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