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Corporations Are Not People
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Category Archives: The book
I have a piece in US News & World Report about the indispensable Constitutional amendment power through American history, and why we’re due for another round. Article V of the Constitution provides the Amendment mechanism. It is not easy: Approval … Continue reading
Thanks to the hard work of a grassroots organization, Money Out Voters In, California voters will have their voices heard on whether Citizens United stands, or democracy is renewed with the 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Here’s the … Continue reading
This week, Montana farmer and US Senator Jon Tester, took to the floor of the Senate to explain why he has introduced a Constitutional amendment to preserve rights of human beings, and end the fabrication of new “corporate rights”. In … Continue reading
The new, updated and expanded edition of Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money And Global Corporations will be released in August. I’ve worked hard to make this book even more of an effective tool for all of the work we … Continue reading
“Expansive notion of corporate personhood”: Hobby Lobby decision on corporations asserting religious rights
The court’s expansive notion of corporate personhood invites for-profit entities to seek religion-based exemptions from regulations they deem offensive to their faiths. – Justice Ginsburg, dissenting. June 30- The Supreme Court decided 5-4 that a for-profit corporation with a limited number of … Continue reading
Here’s a link to the text of the 28th Amendment that the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sub-Committee on the Constitution, considered and approved today. KOE14034 – Chairman’s Substitute Amendment. Here’s the language: SECTION 1. To advance democratic self-government and political equality, and … Continue reading
Good summary of our progress, from Free Speech For People.
The proposed Constitutional amendments (here and here) overturn Citizens United by permitting the people to limit spending and contributions in elections and by ending the judicial fabrication of “corporate rights” in place of human rights under the Constitution. Read letters (with … Continue reading
Senator Jon Tester from Montana and Senator Tom Udall from New Mexico have joined to introduce the two key Constitutional Amendment resolutions to overturn Citizens United. Emphasizing that “corporations are not people,” Senator Tester introduced a Constitutional amendment that would … Continue reading
With Cross-Partisan Support for Constitutional Amendment on Citizens United, Delaware Becomes State #15
A big week in the growing movement of Americans across the political spectrum to overturn Citizens United, and it’s only Tuesday. Yesterday, Public Citizen announced that Delaware, the state of incorporation for many of the largest corporations, has become the 15th State … Continue reading