By Joan Duckenfield (Contact)
To be delivered to: Philadelphia City Council
Dear Fellow Philadelphians,
The Supreme Court has ruled that corporations are essentially "persons" with the same constitutional rights that real people (like you and me) have and that money is equivalent to "free speech." So now, corporations can spend as much money as they want to influence elections and our elected officials. It is time to get corporate money and influence out of politics and give democracy back to "We the People” by amending the Constitution.
To date, many cities and communities across our nation have passed resolutions calling for this amendment. As the birthplace of the Constitution, Philadelphia needs to stand up and be heard on this issue. So, we are asking you to sign this petition to our City Council to request a resolution that urges Congress to pass a constitutional amendment that would overturn ‘Citizens United” and clarify that the First Amendment is for real people, not corporations.
Please sign the this petition to our City Council:
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