[OHIO] Cleveland Heights "Democracy Day" Public Hearing

When money “equals” speech --
and corporations have constitutional “rights,”
what happens to democracy?

Cleveland Heights City Council will hold its
10th Annual “Democracy Day” Public Hearing

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, Cleveland Heights City Hall
40 Severance Circle, Cleveland Heights 44118

In 2013, Cleveland Heights voters passed, with a 77% “yes” vote, Issue 32 in support of a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution clearly stating that:

  • Only human beings, not corporate entities, have Constitutional rights
  • Money is not speech, so money spent on elections can be regulated

The passage of Issue 32 also established, by ordinance, annual public hearings “to examine the impact on our City, our state and our nation of political influence by corporate entities and big money” in elections. “Members of the general public will be given the opportunity to speak on these matters for up to five minutes per person.” City Council will send letters to our U.S. congressperson and senators summarizing the hearing and calling for their support for the 28th amendment. Eleven other Ohio cities have passed similar ordinances and hold regular public hearings as well.

Join us to speak or just to listen.

It’s your democracy

More info: movetoamend.org/oh

Move to Amend, a national non-partisan, non-profit organization, has state & local affiliates

Democracy Day can be viewed live on YouTube at  http://www.youtube.com/c/cityofclevelandheights/live at the designated start time.
June 07, 2023 at 7:00pm - 8pm
Carla Rautenberg

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