We reject the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United, which threatens the one person one vote system of democracy by allowing anonymous corporate special interests to buy influence with big money. We believe that money does not equal speech. Congress must repeal Citizens United. Furthermore, the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights are intended to protect the rights of natural persons, not “corporate persons.” Corporations are not people; they are commercial and legal entities. They do not have children who need good schools; they cannot get cancer from a polluted environment; they cannot lose their lives in wars of choice; and they cannot be sent to prison or jail. We, the People of the United States of America, move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.
City of Winston-Salem: Stand Up for the Rights of Natural Persons
We also call upon members of the city council to pass a resolution establishing as the position of the Winston-Salem City Council that corporations are not persons and are therefore not entitled to the same rights as natural persons under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.