By Kenneth Schilling (Contact)
To be delivered to: City Commission and voters, Grand Rapids, MI
Who should govern, corporations or people? Who does govern?
Citizens United, a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, extended the doctrine that corporations are persons and are entitled to make unlimited and anonymous contributions to political campaigns. In its effect, this ruling is corrupting elections, dis-empowering voters, and destroying our democracy.
Move To Amend Grand Rapids is urging the City to take steps toward amending the U.S. Constitution to firmly establish that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights and that money is not speech under the First Amendment. Let's amend!
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