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Petitioning City Council of Grand Rapids, Michigan Commissioner Rosalynn Blis and 19 others

Petition to Grand Rapids, MI City Council to Adopt a Resolution Supporting the Amendment of the US Constitution to Abolish Corporate Personhood

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Move To Amend; Grand Rapids is a local grassroots affiliate of the national Move To Amend coalition, dedicated to educating the public on the issues surrounding Corporate Personhood and the need for Campaing Finance Reform.

 Our goal is to build support for the Amendment of the US Constitution to specifically address these issues in order to to retore our democracy to We the People

The recent Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission Supreme Court decision that rolled back the legal limits on corporate spending in the electoral process creates an unequal playing field that heavily benefits corporations.

This decision allows unlimited corporate spending to influence elections, candidate selection, and policy decisions that favor corporations at the expense of citizens and the communities we live in.

The abusive lobbying practices inherent in corporate personhood sway the votes of politicians indebted to corporate contributors in order to ensure competitive campaign funds for their own re-election, and forces elected officials to divert their attention from The Peoples’ business.

Often, the elected officials even vote against the interest of their human constituents as a result of undue corporate influence in politics.

Virtually every aspect of life in America is negatively impacted by the undue influence of corporate money influencing government policy:
The purity of the food and water we depend on
The prevention of toxic chemicals entering our environments
The safety and reliability of the products we buy
The quality of education in the schools our children attend
The affordability of medical care and safe, effective prescription drugs
The integrity of our retirement funds, the value of our homes, and security of our jobs

This petition was delivered to:
  • City Council of Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Commissioner Rosalynn Blis
  • Representative
    Justin Amash
  • Representative
    Bill Huizenga
  • State Representative
    Brandon Dillon
  • Governor
    Rick Snyder
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Senate
  • Michigan State House
  • Michigan State Senate
  • State Representative
    Winnie Brinks
  • City Council of Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Comptroller Donijo DeJo
  • City Council of Grand Rapids, Michigan
    City Manager Gregory A. Sundstrom
  • City Council of Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Mayor George Heartwell
  • City Council of Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Commissioner James B. White, Sr.
  • City Council of Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Commisioner Elias Lumpkins, Jr.
  • City Council of Grand Rapids, Michigan
    City Attorney Catherine Mish
  • City Council of Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Commissioner Walt Gutowski
  • City Council of Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Commissioner Ruth E. Kelly
  • City Council of Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Commissioner Dave Shaffer
  • President of the United States


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