- Flagstaff City CouncilMayor & Council
Resolution to Free Democracy from Corporate Control
We, the citizens of Flagstaff, Arizona, urge the Flagstaff City Council to pass a resolution in which would support a 28th amendment to overturn the Citizens United V. Federal Election Commission Supreme Court decision of 2010, and resolve that corporations are private artificial entities and are not fully endowed and privileged by the Constitution of the United States.
- Mayor & Council
Flagstaff City Council
I am a citizen of Flagstaff, Arizona and just signed the petition for Flagstaff City Council to pass, "A Resolution to Free Democracy from Corporate Control."
I urge you to pass a resolution in the City Council of Flagstaff, Arizona, that would support a 28th amendment to overturn the Citizens United V. Federal Election Commission Supreme Court decision of 2010, and resolve that corporations are private artificial entities and are not fully endowed and privileged by the Constitution of the United States.
The Supreme Court's 2010 ruling in Citizen's United v. Federal Election Commission has granted corporations the rights of free speech and other protections guaranteed to living humans by the Bill of Rights and the 14th Amendment, yet historically corporations were created as artificial entities that were subordinate to our democracy.
This ruling threatens our democracy by rolling back limits on corporate spending in electoral campaigns, allowing unlimited and unrestrained corporate money to drown out the views of “We the People."
Amendments addressing this issue have been introduced into Congress and several resolutions such as this have passed in cities all across the nation, including cities such as Los Angelos, C.A., a map can be found here:
We are all interested in a free democracy, and open and fair elections. Moving this resolution through the council is the first step.
I urge you to pass this resolution and 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.
Thank you so much for your time.
Rebecca Christ started this petition with a single signature, and now has 117 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.