"We the People"...NOT "We the Corporations"
  • Petitioned Annise Parker

This petition was delivered to:

Mayor of Houston
Annise Parker
Houston City Council, At Large 3
Melissa Noriega
Houston City Council, At Large 4
C.O. "Brad" Bradford
Houston City Council, At Large 5
Jack Christie
Houston City Council, At Large 1
Stephen C. Costello
Houston City Council, At Large 2
Andrew C. Burks, Jr

"We the People"...NOT "We the Corporations"

    1. Amy Price
    2. Petition by

      Amy Price

      Houston, TX

Corporations have bought American politics. 94% of federal elections go to the candidate who spends the most. Through PACs--political action committees--corporations can funnel vast amounts of money into political campaigns, virtually ensuring wins for politicians who then owe those companies favors.

It's time that our American democracy work for the good of all of its people, rather than for wealthy corporations. Overturning the doctrine of corporate personhood is one step along the road to clean elections. Corporate personhood is the idea, which has been developed through U.S. Supreme Court decisions over the past century, that corporations are "people" and that money counts as speech. The way to kill this idea is to call for a constitutional amendment saying that corporations are not people and money is not speech. Many cities, including Los Angeles and New York City, have passed resolutions calling for such an amendment. It's time for Houston City Council to do the same.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Josh Stolarski KATY, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      I am tired of our corrupt and bloated government. It is time that our government was afraid of the PEOPLE, not the people afraid of the government!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Judith Emerson HOUSTON, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      The 1% reaps 91% of the profits from OUR LABOR.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • sandra wygal HOUSTON, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      because corporations are not people

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Marcos Sanchez HOUSTON, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      I don't need corporations to decide for my future nor to decide for my life.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Alex Gomez HOUSTON, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      To end govt/banking/corporate corruption

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.