CLEVELAND HEIGHTS DEMOCRACY DAY PUBLIC HEARING
Thursday, January 17, 2019, 7:00 pm
Cleveland Heights City Hall
40 Severance Circle, Cleveland Heights
When money “equals” speech and corporations have constitutional “rights,” what happens to democracy?
In 2013, Cleveland Heights voters passed, with a 77% “yes” vote, Issue 32 in support of a 28th Constitutional Amendment clearly stating that: 1. Only human beings, not corporate entities, have Constitutional rights; and 2. Since money is not speech, money spent on elections can be regulated.
Issue 32 also established 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.
Cleveland Heights City Council will hold the 6th Annual Public Hearing on January
17 at 7:00 p.m. at Cleveland Heights City Hall.
“Members of the general public will be afforded 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.
Whether you wish to speak or just to listen, please plan to attend. It’s your democracy!
This January marks the 9th Anniversary of the
Citizens United Supreme Court decision.