Mentor Move to Amend

Date Established: 

March 2013

The local Move to Amend affiliate for Mentor, Ohio.

 

Mentor Move to Amend is dedicated to strengthening democracy and increasing
transparency in our government.  We feel that monetary donations have skewed
politics in a negative manner by obscuring individual's rights.  We are a
grassroots non-partisan group whose members reflect the cultural and ethnic
diversity of Mentor

Announcements

Press Coverage

Letter: First Amendment applies only to people

May 23, 2019

The May 6 op-ed “Government shouldn’t dictate views we’re allowed to hear” by Bradley Smith presented a false choice of what to trust — the proposed 28th Amendment or the First Amendment.

Move to Amend’s proposed We the People Amendment (House Joint Resolution 48) declares that “artificial entities such as corporations do not have constitutional rights” and that political election spending “is not free speech.”

Ohio Lawmakers Propose Bill to Challenge Supreme Court Decision on Election Spending

May 8, 2019

Two Democratic state lawmakers say there’s too much untraceable money in political campaigns, so they want Ohio to do more to fight a U.S. Supreme Court decision on corporate spending on elections.

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State Sen. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) doesn't think corporations are people and money is free speech, as in the 2010 Citizens United decision. Antonio plans a bill that would force a court challenge to that, much like Republican lawmakers did when they passed the so-called Heartbeat Bill to take on the 1973 ruling on abortion in Roe v Wade.

Biennial Democracy Day set Feb. 6 at Mentor city hall

February 2, 2019

Mentor residents have an opportunity to provide testimony on money and politics, and their impact on democracy at 6 p.m., Feb. 6, at Mentor Municipal Center, 8500 Civic Center Blvd.

A Mentor ordinance provides for Democracy Day hearings to be held biennially in February following a federal general election.

The event is a result of the effort by Mentor Move To Amend, a grassroots non-partisan organization, which obtained enough signatures to have an issue put on the November 2014 Mentor ballot. Voters approved the ordinance by a 70 percent affirmative vote.