Pledge to Amend Candidate Responses 2021-2022

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PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

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ARIZONA

Arizona: State House of Representatives, District 11

Brian Radford (6/28/2021):

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation.”

RESPONSE: Yes

“I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment.”

RESPONSE: Yes


CALIFORNIA

California: US House of Representatives, District 30

  (3/5/2021):

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation.”

RESPONSE: Yes

“I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment.”

RESPONSE: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?

Corporations are not people. We must eliminate the corrupt and corrosive impact of corporate money on our political system. I have proudly taken the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge, Patients Over Profits Pledge, No Cop Money Pledge, and the Green New Deal pledge. I don’t take any corporate money. Not only do I support overturning Citizens United and immediately moving towards a system of publicly funded elections, I strongly believe we must work to end wealth inequality and ensure the rich pay their fair share. I support a wealth tax, a Wall Street speculation tax, repealing the disastrous Trump tax cuts, and reinstating a strong marginal tax rate. We need to enact bold structural reforms that directly serve the working class and end corporate welfare."


California: State Assembly, District 18

Janani Ramachandran (7/1/2021):

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation.”

RESPONSE: Yes

“I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment.”

RESPONSE: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?

"I am running as the only corporate-free candidate in my runoff election. One of the reasons I am running is because I am tired of corporate interests buying our elections and blocking progressive change. Corporate Democrats make big promises, yet thanks to the influence of special corporate interests, cast so many bad votes. I will work to support Move to Amend’s initiatives on a national level through state advocacy, while also pursuing state bills along the lines of Alex Lee’s recent attempt at rooting out direct corporate contributions, AB 20. I will also use the platforms I have available to draw attention to the havoc that corporate contributions wreak on our democracy, as I already have been in the course of my campaign. Corporate Democrats cannot claim to be pro-Medicare for All while accepting funds from medical insurance companies that have been blocking single-payer for years. Corporate Democrats cannot claim to care about climate change while accepting contributions from the oil and gas industry. I vow to be a voice for people power and true corporate-free Democracy."


California: State Assembly, District 18

  (5/5/2021):

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation.”

RESPONSE: Yes

“I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment.”

RESPONSE: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?

Resolution"


California: State Assembly, District 64

Fatima Iqbal-Zubair  (7/25/2021):

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation.”

RESPONSE: Yes

“I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment.”

RESPONSE: Yes


California: San Leandro City Council, District 1

Celina Reynes (7/1/2021):

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation.”

RESPONSE: Yes

“I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment.”

RESPONSE: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?

In my campaign for San Leandro City Council, I will not be accepting money from corporate donors, or accepting more than $100 from corporate executives whose businesses would be impacted by my leadership. Our democracy shouldn't be bought and paid for by the wealthy and powerful. This is especially true at the local level, where campaigns are relatively inexpensive, and corporate donations can carry a lot of weight. We need systematic change, since these donations are—for now—completely legal. In my first year, I would like to put together an ethics commission and pass local campaign finance reform. I would also like to make it easier for everyday residents of San Leandro to run for office by paying City Council members a living wage.


FLORIDA

Florida: US House of Representatives, District 13

Charlie Crist (9/30/2020):

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation.”

RESPONSE: Yes

“I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment.”

RESPONSE: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?

"I was a cosponsor and voted for HR 1 that passed the House. The For the People Act of 2019 includes significant reforms to provide greater access to voting, eliminate gerrymandering in the drawing of political districts, implement more disclosure requirements for campaign contributions and establish public campaign financing. I will continue to advocate for these types of reforms in the next Congress, and I will make campaign finance reforms a top priority. I also will continue to support the We the People Amendment to the U.S. Constitution so that corporations are no longer treated like private individuals with the same constitutional rights."    

(Special thanks: Florida Veterans For Common Sense)


OHIO

Ohio: Ada Village, City Council

Sean Beck (6/20/2021):

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation.”

RESPONSE: Yes

“I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment.”

RESPONSE: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?

"I would like to introduce legislation within my town to make sure that big businesses and PACs can't donate to our elections. If that is something that the village does not have jurisdiction over, I would support or introduce a resolution to be sent to the appropriate committees at the State and Federal legislatures."


Ohio: Cincinnati City Council

Brian Garry (5/18/2021):

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation.”

RESPONSE: Yes

“I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment.”

RESPONSE: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?

"Legislation."


Ohio: Cincinnati City Council

Galen G. Gordon (5/18/2021):

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation.”

RESPONSE: Yes

“I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment.”

RESPONSE: Yes


Ohio: Cincinnati School Board

Mike Moroski (6/18/2021):

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation.”

RESPONSE: Yes

“I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment.”

RESPONSE: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?

"I will continue to fight interests in Columbus that would just as soon see our kids fail."


Ohio: Cleveland, Mayor

Ross DiBello (2/20/2021):

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation.”

RESPONSE: Yes

I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by publicly speaking out and educating about the need for this Amendment.

RESPONSE: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?

"Significantly decrease the maximum amounts allowed for both individuals and corporations. I propose limiting PACs from the current allowable limit of $7,500 down to a maximum of just $250."


Ohio: Cleveland City Council, At-Large

J. Matt Nickels (2/22/2021):

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation.”

RESPONSE: Yes

“I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment.”

RESPONSE: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?

"I plan to propose a charter amendment to cap funds for city races; mayor, city council, school, board, etc."


Ohio: Cleveland City Council, Ward 4

Deborah Gray (7/24/2021)

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation.”

RESPONSE: Yes

“I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment.”

RESPONSE: Yes

 


Ohio: Cleveland City Council, Ward 12

Rebecca Maurer (6/20/2021)

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation.”

RESPONSE: Yes

“I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment.”

RESPONSE: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?

"Expanding Cleveland's Democracy Day and making it a yearly occurrence."


Ohio: Cleveland Heights, Mayor

Josephine "Josie" Moore (2/20/2021):

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation.”

RESPONSE: Yes

“I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment.”

RESPONSE: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?

"I will encourage our City Council to pass legislation and resolutions in support of ending corporate personhood and corporate donations to campaigns. I will advocate on behalf of our city to higher levels of government to pass and ratify this amendment."


Ohio: Cleveland Heights, Mayor

Kahlil Seren (4/19/2021):

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation.”

RESPONSE: Yes

“I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment.”

RESPONSE: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?

 "I live in a community that has already passed a Move to Amend/Democracy Day Issue, which I have had the opportunity to be informed and inspired by during my tenure on City Council. As Mayor I will continue to publicly support this movement and will, to the degree that I am allowed by state and federal law, to make a substantive impact by introducing legislation regulating municipal contracting and political influence to make sure that public decisions are made for the benefit of the people.


Ohio: Dayton City Commission, At-Large

  (1/21/2021):

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation.”

RESPONSE: Yes

“I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment.”

RESPONSE: Yes


Ohio: Garfield Heights City Council, Ward 6

Renae Bolton (5/19/2021):

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation.”

RESPONSE: Yes

“I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment.”

RESPONSE: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?

"As a new candidate for this office, I will seek answers and action items from those already familiar with this work to show how I can further this cause in my own right."


Ohio: Toledo City Council, At-Large

Daniel Ortiz (5/21/2021):

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation.”

RESPONSE: Yes

“I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment.”

RESPONSE: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?

"Impose dollar amount limits on campaign donations."


OREGON

Oregon: Oregon State Treasurer

Chris Henry (9/8/2020):

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation.”

RESPONSE: Yes

“I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment.”

RESPONSE: Yes

How will you use your public office to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics?

"Oregon's $110 Billion (plus) public investment dollars are currently being invested on Wall Street. I will create an Oregon State Bank and bring those public funds back to invest in the communities of We The People of Oregon. And NOT the 1%, Vulture Capitalist, and Wall Street hedge fund investment firms, CFO operators, and other offshore tax shelter jackals. Besides the Amendment stating that 1.) corporations are not people and that, 2.) money is not free speech, I support a 3.) separation between corporation and state, which will mirror the separation between church and state. Besides 1.) allowing for campaign finance reform, there should also be 2.) a transparency requirement to inform the public of the top 5 donors to be listed in the print, radio, tv, billboard, and within any and all published campaigning material itself. Further, We should be striving for publicly funded campaigns. Making the Voter's Pamphlet free to those who are already going to be listed on a voter's ballot is a start to creating public. The goal should be to inform the public, not imposing high monetary fees to simply publish in a publicly sourced voter guide. As an example: The Seatle Voucher system holds promise as a public funding model, which keeps corporations out, and puts people back into a publicly-funded, small-donor, voucher system. I will advocate for M2A and a 28th Amendment as a candidate, yes."


Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania: Brook Park City Council, At Large

Thomas Dufour (3/4/2021):

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation.”

RESPONSE: Yes

“I will use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation, and publicly speaking out about the need for this Amendment.”

RESPONSE: Yes