End corporate personhood in Corvallis!
  • Petitioned City of Corvallis

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City of Corvallis

End corporate personhood in Corvallis!

    1. Eric Coker
    2. Petition by

      Eric Coker

      Corvallis, OR

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

 

To:
City of Corvallis, City Council & Mayor
I just signed the following petition addressed to: City of Corvallis.

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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.
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Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 25 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Blaine Vogt CORVALLIS, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      Corporate personhood has been used as a Trojan Horse by corporations to gain even moe advantages that compromise our democracy and contribute to growing economic inequalities.

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    • stephanie hampton CORVALLIS, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      I want my beautiful city to join others in this endorsement of people over profit.

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    • James Cox SALEM, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      have first hand how corporations corrupt free speech, denigh access to citizen protections, and treat citizens as throw aways.

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