This is important because corporate power has overtaken and corrupted our political system and news media, which has eroded the 99 percent's capacity to influence government at all levels.
Sign this petition to send a strong message to Corvallis City officials and Congress that we need a U.S. constitutional amendment that makes clear that only PEOPLE are entitled to the rights of the U.S. constitution and money IS NOT speech!
On January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are people, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to spend unregulated and disclosed sums of money on elections. The Citizens United decision has led to unprecedented campaign spending on the part of multi-billion dollar corporations, drowning out the voices of We the People. When corporations have constitutional rights, peoples' rights become meaningless. How can one human being’s power to speak compare to a massive corporation’s ability to speak?
Corvallis resolutely declares its commitment to supporting an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that makes clear that corporations are not people and money is not speech.
To be clear:
(1) corporations are not entitled to ANY constitutional rights
(2) money does not equate to free speech