2020 Pledge to Amend Candidate Responses

All candidates in each race listed were given the questions with the same amount of time to respond. If responses from some candidates are not below, it means that they chose not to respond to our questionnaire. We will continue to accept and post responses up to the day of the election.

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Presidential Candidates

US House & Senate

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California
Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia
Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa
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Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri
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Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina
South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont
Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

 


PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

Rob Sandera (6/4/2019):

“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 President of the United States I would sign into law amendment to the United States Constitution to end the crooked Citizens United supreme court decision and put an end to corporate money controlling Elections. I would also fully support Elections funded equally by the government as well as toughen laws that any kind of a obstruction to Elections or voting including gerrymandering is a 25 year jailable federal felony unpardonable by a president that may not be constitutionally reviewed by the supreme court or any form of lower Court


Sedinam Moyowasifza-Curry (1/10/2020):

“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?

Re to Green Party platform"


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ARIZONA

Arizona: US House of Representatives, District 1

Eva Putzova (8/12/2019):

“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?

Our campaign does not and will not take any money from corporate PACs or lobbyists. I will support all legislation to take money out of politics at all levels, with my vote and my voice. I will also specifically support federal clean elections legislation and the We the People Amendment."


Arizona: US House of Representatives, District 4

Stuart Starky (7/14/2020):

“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?

We can enact legislation but equally important we can speak up about trying to clean up our political system we need to make this a cultural issue."


Arizona: US House of Representatives, District 4

Delina DiSanto (7/19/2020):

“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?

“Work with Move to Amend leaders, congressional leaders and senators, so we can pass legislation in the house and onto the U.S. Senate. There is now a H.J. Res.48 by Rep Jayapal introduced in the house with 73 cosponsors. We need to take this resolution in 2021 and pass it as legislation."


Arizona: US House of Representatives, District 6

Anita Malik (5/19/2020):

“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?

“To empower the voices in our community, I’ve modeled my campaign on what publicly-funded elections should look like by refusing corporate PAC money or self-funding my campaign. Thus, I’ll continue to push for these standards as a member of Congress, while fighting for stronger reforms in the process. I’ll fight to end the revolving door by enacting a lifetime ban on lobbying for former members of Congress; requiring the tax returns of elected and appointed officials; promoting matching public funds for small donors; disclosing dark money to empower our voices; ending partisan gerrymandering and encouraging independent redistricting; prohibiting lawmakers from owning individual stocks and mandating blind trusts; establishing national automatic voter registration and term limits; securing our elections through a paper trail audit and eliminating corporate influence over our government by overturning Citizens United via a constitutional amendment."


CALIFORNIA

California: US House of Representatives, District 4

Sean Frame (5/20/2019):

“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 advocate for laws curtailing the influence is money in politics (like H.R.1) and advocate for a Constitutional Amendment.


California: US House of Representatives, District 4

Brynne Kennedy (8/20/2019):

“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 support a constitutional amendment to end Citizens United and get money out of politics!"


California: US House of Representatives, District 4

Jason Kishineff (2/14/2020):

“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 will introduce and/or co-sponsor a constitutional amendment that publicly funds elections, and guarantees equal access for third parties, and ends corporate contributions in our political system, at every level, once and for all. All power to all people!"


California: US House of Representatives, District 6

David Mandel (6/26/2019):

“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 communicate directly with the public as much as possible to listen and to promote the positions I take, for instance on legislation that would achieve MTA goals. I will work with groups and movements advocating for the changes I support, helping them in any way I can."


California: US House of Representatives, District 6

Benjamin Emard (10/16/19):

“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, Ben A. Emard, pledge to get the corrupting power of money out of politics. To do this, I will support all laws and judicial nominees that further the goal of ending corporate personhood. I will support campaign finance reform and the proposed amendment to wrest control of our democracy from the rich and corporations and return it to the people."


California: US House of Representatives, District 7

Jeff Burdick (8/5/2019):

“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 happily sponsor and/or cosponsor this Amendment if elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. I am also running on a broader non-partisan amendment to reform additional aspects of our elections such as gerrymandering and campaign finance reform."


California: US House of Representatives, District 47

Jalen Mcleod (9/2/2019):

“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?

When elected, I will co-sponsor HJR 48. I will propose legislation that establishes and reinforces a non-monetary based campaign system. I will collaborate with justice-agents already doing amazing work on this issue so to augment our power to act. And I will publicly inform the uninformed about the urgency of this measure, as well as refute all notions that oppose it."


California: Yolo County Supervisor, District 4

David Abramson (3/1/2020):

“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?

"We are living it right now!! Our campaign is running 100% on small donations from individuals and we have not taken any money from industry, development & property management, or any corporations. We've been running strictly on people power, collective vision, and values.

I have been a longtime MoveToAmend supporter and I would support efforts to enact a more equitable campaign finance law in Yolo County and to influence change at higher levels including the State and Federal Government. Currently there are no campaign contribution limits in Yolo County and I think this is creating a highly unequal landscape prone to influence by corporate contributions.

If I get elected or not, please let me know how I can help move things forward here!"


California: Mayor, Grover Beach

Jeff Lee (7/19/2020):

“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 support a constitutional amendment to reverse the Citizens United court case decision and return our elections to where the people in our communities feel engaged and empowered in deciding who represents them."


California: Berkeley City Council, District 2

Cheryl Davila (8/9/2020):

“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?

"Speak up, rise up and oppose corporate control and greed. COVID-19 should remind everyone why we should not go back to corporate greed, corruption, collusion."


California: Sacramento City Council, Ward 4

Katie Valenzuela (8/22/2019):

“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 support local campaign finance reform to make it more fair and transparent. Running without startup money is really difficult (as I know from my experience). Sacramento has never funded our Campaign Reform Fund (https://www.cityofsacramento.org/Clerk/Elections/9-Campaign-Finance) to create public funding for campaigns to help level the playing field for candidates, I would like to work on funding that if elected."


COLORADO

Colorado: US Senate

Lorena Garcia (8/12/2019):

“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 advocate, educate, and organize to over-turn Citizens United, make sure that we pass a Senate version of H.R. 1, the For the People Act, and I will also never take a dime of dark money, PAC money or special interest money.


Colorado: US Senate

Andrew Romanoff (8/29/2019):

“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 fight to reduce the influence of money and increase the power of people in our elections and in our lawmaking process—by passing legislation, by amending the Constitution, and by rallying the public."


Colorado: US House of Representatives, District 6

Anita Malik (5/14/20):

“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?

"To empower the voices in our community, I’ve modeled my campaign on what publicly-funded elections should look like by refusing corporate PAC money or self-funding my campaign. Thus, I’ll continue to push for these standards as a member of Congress, while fighting for stronger reforms in the process. I’ll fight to end the revolving door by enacting a lifetime ban on lobbying for former members of Congress; requiring the tax returns of elected and appointed officials; promoting matching public funds for small donors; disclosing dark money to empower our voices; ending partisan gerrymandering and encouraging independent redistricting; prohibiting lawmakers from owning individual stocks and mandating blind trusts; establishing national automatic voter registration and term limits; securing our elections through a paper trail audit and eliminating corporate influence over our government by overturning Citizens United via a constitutional amendment."


CONNECTICUT

Connecticut: State Senate, District 17

Justin Farmer (2/24/2020):

“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 will fight to make sure that the citizen's election fund in Connecticut is protected and fight to put a hundred dollar contribution cap per person back in place. I also am willing to raise a resolution of support for Move to Amend's Proposed 28th Amendment to the Constitution. Lastly, I will work to create a similar citizen election fund for local elections."


FLORIDA

Florida: US House of Representatives, District 23

Jennifer Perelman (12/30/2019):

“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?

"We need a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and move to publicly funded elections. By running a 100% grassroots funded, people powered campaign for Congress while taking no Corporate PAC Money, we would have the momentum to mandate a push for such legislation once elected. I look forward to help leading this fight in 2020 & beyond!" 


Florida: Mayor, City of Tampa

Christopher “Topher” Morrison (1/21/2019):

“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 have no PAC that I am affiliated with. Therefore I am not beholden to any special interest groups. I am beholden to the people. I wil use my platform to expose corporate corruption in politics and show our residents that there are ways we can take back control of our political system.


Florida: Escambia Soil & Water Conservation District Board, Group 1

Betty Wilson (8/6/2020):

“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 strongly believe that we need a constitutional amendment that makes it clear that corporations are not people and do not have the same rights as citizens. The amendment must also make it clear that money is not speech and therefore campaign contributions can be limited. There is nothing I can do for the amendment through my elected office. However, as an active member of Northwest Florida Move to Amend I am constantly working as an individual to get this amendment passed.



GEORGIA

Georgia: US House of Representatives, District 7

Nabilah Islam (5/10/2020):

“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


Georgia: US House of Representatives, District 13

Michael Owens (3/4/2020):

“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 will cosponsor legislation, speak publicly about my support of the bill and work to gather more supporters in Washington and in my home district."


Georgia: State Senate, District 38

Tania Robinson (1/12/2020):

“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 will speak up and speak out on the excessive influence of corporations to sway our democratic process.

If it makes sense, I will work with organizations like Move to Amend to work at a state level to ensure that individual voices are heard and valued over corporate interest and big money."


ILLINOIS

Illinois: US House of Representatives, District 1

Robert Emmons, Jr (3/14/2020; 8/13/2019):

“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?

"Helping to repeal Citizens United. We will also advocate to get all money out of politics."


Illinois: US House of Representatives, District 11

Rachel Ventura (3/4/2020):

“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 will vote and support legislation to ends citizen united. I do not take corporate PAC money in my campaigns."


INDIANA

Indiana: US House of Representatives, District 3

Carlos Marcano, Jr (3/4/2020):

“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


IOWA

Iowa: US Senate

Kimberly Graham (11/14/2019):

“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?

"First, I would support an amendment to End Citizens United, this will ensure that any campaign finance reform package passed will not be struck down by the Supreme Court. I would then introduce a bill instituting a completely publicly election system (which would eliminate a lot of corporate influence on our elections.)"


KENTUCKY

Kentucky: US House of Representatives, District 5

William Hibbitts (8/14/2019):

“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 pledge to be an Independent voice and hold elected officials accountable for their words, policies, and corporate sponsorship!"


MAINE

Maine: US Senate

Betsy Sweet (6/8/2020):

“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?

 Getting money out of politics is the first and most ambitious step to reclaim our electoral system. We must end Citizens United. I have also proposed enacting a small-dollar based clean elections system on the federal level and believe that it is time to implement a to a 12-week campaign cycle. In 1996, I helped author and pass the Clean Election Act in Maine, and, in my gubernatorial primary actually ran as a Clean Elections candidate. My platform for getting money out of politics also includes: Requiring Dark Money organizations to disclose their donors. Upgrading online political spending transparency rules. Creating a public financing system for federal elections that focuses on small-dollar funding. Strengthening oversight rules to ensure those who break our campaign finance laws are held accountable. Overhauling the Federal Election Commission to enforce existing campaign finance law. Prohibiting the use of shell companies to funnel foreign money into U.S. elections. Requiring government contractors to disclose their political spending. This is a cornerstone issue for my candidacy and I will fight to ensure that we bring politics back to the people and that we stop holding auctions and begin to hold elections once again."


MINNESOTA

Minnesota: US Senate

Paula Overby (6/21/2020):

“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 am an advocate for the people, the citizens of my district. My campaign is focused on reforming our political process and restoring citizen access to our government. I will advocate for an amendment to end corporate person-hood. That is of course a long term goal and I will also continue to fight for fair voting practices and open public forums. Transparency and accountability in Government is essential to representative government. My number one priority is to take the money out of politics. I have emphasized that position during this campaign in a letter to the FEC supporting a request to challenge the decision of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in Speechnow.org vs FEC. This decision greatly expanded the impact of Citizens United by allowing “dark Money” in campaigns through indirect spending."


Minnesota: US House of Representatives, District 1

Bill Rood (6/21/2020):

“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?

 1. As the Rep. for MN-1, I will work with Pramila Jayapal to enact HJRes48 or successor legislation with the same language. 2. In addition to the above Constitutional Amendment, I will work for other electoral reform such as ballot access, ranked-choice voting and encourage proportional representation. 3. I will support follow-on campaign finance reform legislation. 4. I will lobby voters on behalf of the above. Note that I have been a past supporter of Move to Amend, circulating petitions etc., as well as FairVoteMN.


Minnesota: US House of Representatives, District 2

Angie Craig (7/21/2020):

“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 am committed to passing laws to end Citizens United and get big money out of politics. Corporations and special interests are not people and their oversized influence on the way our government works needs to end now. I would also like to require everyone who spends money in a campaign to say where that money came from."


Minnesota: US House of Representatives, District 3

Dean Phillips (7/21/2020):

“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 


Minnesota: US House of Representatives, District 4

Tiffini Flynn Forslund (7/21/2020):

“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 support reforms to enhance the power of small donors and limit the reach of monied interests. Although reforms must be tailored to Minnesota, there are promising models for such changes, including the small-donor campaign financing system currently utilized in New York. This approach matches small contributions 6-to-1 with public financing. Combined with tight donation caps, this system can eliminate the disproportionate influence of wealthy interests in elections, incentivize candidates to seek many small donors instead of a few large donors, and enable candidates to run a campaign on the support of working people. There are also a number of more simple changes, that I support being made to the state campaign finance system that would reduce the influence of the wealthy – such as, tightening reporting requirements for issue advertising that does not contain express candidate advocacy. I also support Move to Amend's aim to amend the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights.""


Minnesota: US House of Representatives, District 5

Michael Moore (6/21/2020):

“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?

Briefly starting with my own actions, in refusing large donations from any source, personal, or corporate. Adding my name and support to any legislation that advances the policies and programs which limit the influence of money into politics. Because sometimes end results are achieved in steps and stages, I will support any movement towards the elimination of financial influencing into politics. I have a unique plan and platform that creates a premier example of someone who is solely beholden to actual constituents, rather than money interests or even endorsing parties. it's important to remember that sometimes the most significant corporate interest, is the political party which sponsors the candidate Additionally, because I do not have political ambitions, nor do I intend to hold this position for a long time, I will focus on replacing myself with a considerably younger version who will be able to dedicate a much longer portion of her life to this mission. As such, I can make sure my replacement embodies these same principles and promises."


Minnesota: US House of Representatives, District 7

Stephen Emery (6/24/2020):

“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?

The federal Constitution already prohibits corporations under the Title of Nobility Clause. Many state constitutions do so under a similar clause. They just need to be enforced. A document I wrote from my legal research about the Constitution and corporations substantiating my position is posted as a PDF on my website stephenaemery.org under my Private Corporations page. Also, the Sherman Antitrust Act would greatly diminish corporations if it were enforced as written. I would seek to enforce the federal and state Constitutions and the Sherman Act if elected. I suspect I am the only candidate in the United States, state or federal, with this strong of a position against corporations, and with the legal background and means to eliminate them. Wouldn't life be so much better without them!


Minnesota: US House of Representatives, District 8

Harry Welty (6/21/2020):

“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?

Citizens United has unleashed the forces of dark, untraceable money into our politics. This has been a Republican effort which derails the long standing work of Republican President Teddy Roosevelt to limit corporate spending in our elections. Equating spending and speech is not a construction found in the Constitution but a novel idea intended to advantage some politicians; those willing to do the bidding of their secret contributors. No contributor to any campaign has a right of anonymity. That is the seedbed of money-under-the-table corruption.


Minnesota: US House of Representatives, District 8

Quinn Nystrom (6/24/2020):

“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 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?

American democracy is often a corporate-run institution and a corrupt system. I don't think our founding fathers intended our elections to be this way. Regardless of advice that was given to me not to support this movement, if I was going to run for Congress, I was going to sign this pledge, because important to stay true to myself and my values. From Brainard dispatch- brainerddispatch.com/news/government-and-politics/4875936-Nystrom-signs-pledge-for-amendment-overruling-Citizens-United-decision


Minnesota: State Senate, District 1

Reed Perkins (3/3/2020):

“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 will focus on two key areas. We need voting reform to include automatic voter registration, universal vote-by-mail, and ranked-choice voting. This allows people to vote with their hopes rather than their fears. Corporations benefit from limiting people's choices because then it's easier to buy elections and divide people, we need to fight that. My district is a big Ag district. Corporate consolidation is the single biggest threat to family farmers and I will fight it hard by working to create an Independent Farmer Protection Bureau and Right to Repair laws.


Minnesota: State Senate, District 5

Rita Albrecht (3/3/2020):

“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 will work to abolish corporate constitutional rights and get big money out of politics. Corporations are not people and money is not speech."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 5

Dennis Barsness (7/9/2020):

“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?

"Any way I can."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 7

Jennifer McEwen (6/21/2020):

“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 will be public about my support for the need to amend our constitution to make it clear that corporations do not have Constitutional rights, money is not speech, and that campaign spending should be limited through regulation. I am an attorney, and will use my legal training and knowledge to help others understand why this is an issue in our law, and why we need an amendment to change it."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 7

Erik Simonson (7/21/2020):

“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 believe it is important to use opportunities wisely to bring attention to the fact that large, dark money is controlling politics. The more of us who talk about it, the more it becomes a general topic of public discussion. I will not, and have not, shied away from this issue!"


Minnesota: State Senate, District 9

John Peters (6/21/2020):

“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?

"Whenever discussions come up on the floor I will voice my support. When interviewed I will voice my support. I will create a section on my webpage about the corruption in elections caused by citizens united."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 11

Michelle Lee (7/21/2020):

“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 will use my office to work to ensure that campaign finance laws in the State of Minnesota continue to be inclusive to the voices of working people and ensure that big money interests are not buying our elections. I will also to push for resolutions calling for Congress to amend the constitution and overturn citizens united by affirming that money is not speech and corporations are not people."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 14

Aric Putnam (7/21/2020):

“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?

"The first and easiest step (in the state house, at least) is to legislate increased transparency in government and campaign finance reform. I would author legislation to make legislator's compensation and sources of campaign contributions more open to public awareness, and hopefully, scrutiny. This would be a simple and achievable first step."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 15

Brent Krist (7/7/2020):

“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 will support legislation if elected, and will publicly speak about these issues if asked. But this is not one of my main campaign issues, I hope I have your support. Thank you."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 20

John Olson (6/21/2020):

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'm already preparing to release policy positions that back both FairVote Minnesota and Clean Elections Minnesota. I'm absolutely in favor of returning power back to individual voters, regardless of political party affiliation, so that our Republic remains strong and our government is Of the People, By the People, and For the People. Should a Constitutional Amendment come before the MN State Legislature,  gladly vote to support it; assuming it is drafted correctly, of course."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 21

Ralph Kaehler (7/6/2020):

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 will support legislation that supports putting individuals back in the driver's seat in our elections and reduces the impact and legality of dark money and PAC dollars that do not clearly disclose who and where the funding comes from."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 22

Shawna Marshall (6/21/2020):

I have made campaign finance reform a part of my platform. I would speak for getting corporate money out of elections, regulating and reducing lobbyists, and keeping federal money out of local elections. I would support and vote for any legislation that works toward those goals.

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 enthusiastically support your mission and, if elected, look forward to promoting state legislation to achieve these mutual goals. If not elected, I will still speak out publicly in favor of this action."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 22

Brian Abrahamson (7/4/2020):

I have made campaign finance reform a part of my platform. I would speak for getting corporate money out of elections, regulating and reducing lobbyists, and keeping federal money out of local elections. I would support and vote for any legislation that works toward those goals.

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?

"We need to take corporate money out of the political process. People should make the laws, not influence from corporate PACs."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 24

Roger Steinkamp (6/24/2020):

““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 believe in power determined by one person/one vote, not one dollar one vote. Voting to ratify a constitutional amendment that accomplish this is one way. A first step at the state level would be to require full disclosure and transparency of PACs and campaign donations. Shortening the campaigns; eliminating direct funding from corporations and individuals; and moving to total public funding of campaigns would result in more substantial debate of the issues among voters rather than expensive, passionate sound bites."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 25

Sara Flick (6/21/2020):

“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 believe in speaking out and supporting whatever legislation can eliminate corporate influence in our government. I have spoken out in favor of publicly-funded campaigns in order to: 1. Get special interest money out. 2. Force candidates to spend time learning issues and hearing from constituents, rather than asking people for money. 3. See what candidates can do with the same amount so that we can see how effective they are at managing a budget.."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 26

Aleta Burrud (7/14/2020):

“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?

"The principle of participatory democracy must govern how I use the platform of office and continue to build grassroots power, educate constituents about the possibility of ending corporate financial influence in our democracy, and provide people agency to act. This is key to defeating the cynicism about our ability to regain control of our democracy. It will be through building people power that we can advance legislative change. I will work to build this power in alignment with the organizations and progressive unions that have endorsed Move to Amend. My office will be open to Move to Amend to discuss strategies to advance our democracy at the state level and to pass resolutions in support of a We the People Amendment. We are at a turning point for our country with unsustainable inequalities of wealth and we will not be able to provide for people without defeating the power held by corporations, not only at a federal level, but also within Minnesota."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 28

Eric Leitzen (7/14/2020):

“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?

"My flagship policy is to Soak The Rich and Get Your Money Back, and that includes money for public financing of elections and the removal of oligarchy influence on our voting process. The people should speak in a democracy, not the money."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 29

Chris Brazelton (6/12/2020):

“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporate

ions 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 enthusiastically support your mission and, if elected, look forward to promoting state legislation to achieve these mutual goals. If not elected, I will still speak out publicly in favor of this action."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 30

Diane Nguyen (7/21/2020):

“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 mention the PCR form during my phone banking and raising money opportunities, educating donors that everyone has a voice and an opportunity to support their local politicians. The PCR form and refund exist for a reason; the wealthy does not control politics and that any individual can contribute to their local government officials.."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 32

Joshua Fike (7/15/2020):

“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 will help keep big business out of politics by being a vocal proponent of any legislation that restricts corporate influence. Minnesota politics should be controlled by the totality of the people, not the few on corporate boards."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 34

Bonnie Westlin (6/21/2020):

“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?

"Since much of this will have to be addressed at the federal level, and I am running for the state legislature, I will support resolutions to Congress to take the steps necessary to amend the Constitution. To the extent we are able to take action on the state level, I will support those efforts and advocate for meaningful campaign finance reform. I strongly agree that we need to get corporate and dark money out of our politics."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 36

John Hoffman (7/15/2020):

“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?

"Will Support the local effort and encourage the Federal level to overturn Citizens United."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 37

Jerry Newton (7/15/2020):

“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 will work with other legislators to pass resolutions to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution as well as working with my congressional representative to encourage them to pass federal legislation and/or an amendment to the US Constitution."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 38

Justin Stofferahn (6/21/2020):

“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 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?

"My campaign has pledged not to accept contributions from corporate PACs and corporate lobbyists. In the State Senate, I will work to enact changes that enhance our public subsidy program to create further incentives to reduce reliance on contributions. Having spent part of my career at the Department of Revenue developing proposals to close corporate tax loopholes, I am well prepared to take on corporate influence in our politics."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 44

Mary Kunesh-Podein (7/21/2020):

“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 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?

"This decision was a disaster for our democracy. I will support progressive reforms that establish a public financing system and constitutional amendments to overturn Citizens United. I will champion open and honest elections for maximum citizen participation in the political process."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 45

Ann Rest (6/21/2020):

“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?

"Amending the U. S. Constitution to overturn Citizens United is a crucial step. Also changing Minnesota statutes to require listing donors to groups that attempt to influence elections through independent expenditures."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 47

Thomas Funk (6/21/2020):

“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?

"Push for legislation to make these changes. Elective offices should to be bought by special interests."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 47

Addie Miller (7/27/2020):

“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?

"while the state legislature cannot direct Congress on their actions, we can pass resolutions and state-level legislation to indicate our wishes. I will support any of these actions. I will also communicate with the CD6 and CD3 Representatives as well as our US Senators to support them in their move to amend. I will always push for publicly funded elections as an end goal."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 48

Steve Cwodzinski (7/21/2020):

“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?

"The Supreme Court passed legislation and policy giving corporations more power in elections. The Supreme Court passed legislation and policy giving corporations more power in elections. The Supreme Court passed legislation and policy giving corporations more power in elections. With that legislation and policy need to change. The conversation has to change and I am an out of the box person. I feel it should be on stationery and logos to get people thinking. of the box person. I feel it should be on stationery and logos to get people thinking."

 


Minnesota: State Senate, District 50

Dean Mumbleau (6/22/2020):

“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: No

 "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: NoI do not take this part of the pledge

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

"As I do agree that there needs to be legislation regulating corporate involvement in our elections, calling for a constitutional convention under Article V would be a dangerous activity as it could result in a complete overhaul of the Constitution, which I would strongly oppose. The unknowns surrounding a Constitutional convention pose unacceptable risks, especially to our fundamental rights stated in the first ten amendments to our Constitution, commonly known as the Bill of Rights. It is my opinion that the Constitution of the United States is not a living document and, as such, should not be changed. With this said, I would not support the call for a Convention of States, but would seek other alternatives to limit and regulate corporate involvement in our elections."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 53

Marquita Stephens (7/15/2020):

“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?

"Corporations and the candidates they fund stand in the way of passing desperately needed response to the Covid-19 and police reform."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 54

Karla Bigham (7/6/2020):

“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 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. (NATIONAL, STATE, LOCAL LEGISLATIVE OFFICES)"


Minnesota: State Senate, District 57

Greg Clausen (6/21/2020):

“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?

"The first step in addressing the Supreme Court Citizens United ruling is to understanding the issues, consequences of the Court's decision and historical background. Educating constituents during Senate District meetings, town halls and through legislative update mailings provide information and awareness. Making available information for constituents to connect with the Minnesota Move to Amend network is a valuable resource and call to action. Informing corporate lobbyists of my position on Move to Amend and request they take a position on keeping corporate big money out of politics also sends a message. As a member of the Legislature, I have signed-on to Senate Move to Amend Resolutions and will continue this effort."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 59

Suleiman Isse (6/21/2020):

“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?

"US Constitution must protect people, not corporations. I will end this by supporting policies that will make corporate constitutional rights illegal. It is bad for everyone in the country. Corporations give money for candidates so that they own them once get elected, which is unethical. It feels nowadays that our constitution changed to the corporation. Instead of We the People. Money should never be a way to buy our officials."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 61

Scott Dibble (8/4/2020):

“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?

"Our democracy is facing its most existential threat in generations. I support a number of initiatives to revitalize the very thing that is core to our ideas of equality and freedom. On elections and voting: continue to pursue my legislation amending the Minnesota constitutional to declare that only natural people, not organizations, are actually people, and to specify that elections and voting are to be free, fair and equal. Institute rank choice voting, create numerous ways to make elections more fair and accessible, including automatic voter registration, universal mail-in balloting, nonpartisan redistricting, pre-voter registration for those too young to yet vote, public financing for elections, require voting locations at large colleges, enact a Voter Protection Act to combat suppression, misinformation and intimidation, update voting systems to combat technology breakdowns and interference, ex-felon voting rights restoration. On representative democracy: institute forms of participatory budgeting, prevent preemption of local democracy, require an analysis of all proposed laws for racial and economic effects and consequences, strengthen requirements for public notice and public participation in legislative and other governmental decision-making processes."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 63

Chris Wright (7/7/2020):

“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 would seek a simple law that says, No candidate or party shall buy time or space in the media; all time and space in the media shall be free of charge to all candidates and party's, and elections shall be no longer than eight weeks. Make it illegal for political candidates to accept contributions in connection with an election from a lobbyist. Prohibit lobbyists from bundling campaign contributions. Close the revolving door—elected officials and their staff must be barred for life from working for any company, organization, or association which lobbies the government. In addition, it should be illegal to get around lobbying by saying you’re a consultant who introduces an official to an individual at their law firm who tries to lobby them. Lobbyists should be banned from gift-giving as well—Instead of limiting the amount that lobbyists may spend on wining and dining elected officials and their staff; eliminate it entirely. No finger food, no snacks, no hot dogs. Nothing. We need to eliminate any contribution by those lobbying the government, participating as contractors, or otherwise financially benefiting from public funds, be it a company, a union, an association, a law firm, or an individual, if you get money or perks from the government or public officials, you should not be able to give a single red cent. Prohibit fundraising during legislative hours."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 64

Erin Murphy (7/1/2020):

“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?

"If we want to build a people-centered democracy in Minnesota, we must fight against the influence of corporate greed on our politics. The wealthy few who work to divide us and rig the rules should not be able to stand in the way of what Minnesotans want and no matter our differences, most of us want the same things. As a State Senator, I will work to eliminate the corrosiveness of money in politics and put people at the center of our governance. When people experience their own power to be a part of change together, we can create a truly bright future."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 66

John Marty (7/6/2020):

“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 am proud to be the author of SF 2038, the Move to Amend legislation in Minnesota, memorializing Congress to clarify that the rights protected under the constitution are the rights of people, not corporations, and that money is not free speech. No person should have more clout in the political process because of their wealth. I will continue pushing this legislation and will work to strengthen Minnesota's clean campaign reforms. November 3rd is supposed to be an election, not an auction. We must reverse Citizen's United and all the laws and court rulings that put money & corporate power over people and the public will."


Minnesota: State Senate, District 66

Greg Copeland (8/08/2020):

“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: No

“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: No


Minnesota: State Senate, District 67

Foung Hawj (7/15/2020):

“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 publicly speaking out and educating about the need for this Amendment.t.”

RESPONSE: Yes

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

"I have been Co-Author and Chief Author of Move to Amend legislation and have opened my door wide to strengthen relationships with members of Move to Amend and advocates. I will do my part to inform more of my senate colleagues."


Minnesota: State House, District 5A

John Persell (7/22/2020):

“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 publicly speaking out and educating about the need for this Amendment.t.”

RESPONSE: Yes

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

"By publically supporting HJR-48."


Minnesota: State House, District 7A

Jennifer Schultz (7/21/2020):

“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’ve introduced legislation to address gerrymandering & redistricting to help restore our democracy. I support legislation to eliminate dark money from elections."


Minnesota: State House, District 7B

Liz Olson (6/22/2020):

“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 publicly speaking out and educating about the need for this Amendment.t.”

RESPONSE: Yes


Minnesota: State House, District 9A

Alex Hering (6/21/2020):

“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?

"If we want to build a people-centered democracy in Minnesota, we must fight against the influence of corporate greed on our politics. The wealthy few who work to divide us and rig the rules should not be able to stand in the way of what Minnesotans want and no matter our differences, most of us want the same things. As a State Senator, I will work to eliminate the corrosiveness of money in politics and put people at the center of our governance. When people experience their own power as to be a part of change together, we can create a truly bright future."


Minnesota: State House, District 10A

Dale Menk (6/21/2020):

“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?

"If we want to build a people-centered democracy in Minnesota, we must fight against the influence of corporate greed on our politics. The wealthy few who work to divide us and rig the rules should not be able to stand in the way of what Minnesotans want and no matter our differences, most of us want the same things. As a State Senator, I will work to eliminate the corrosiveness of money in politics and put people at the center of our governance. When people experience their own power as to be a part of change together, we can create a truly bright future."


Minnesota: State House, District 13A

Katy Westlund (7/13/2020):

“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 live in a rural area, so a lot of what I will work on locally is education about why this is an important issue. I will support policies and regulations to define that corporations and other artificial entities can NOT buy our elections. I will do everything in my power to support Move to Amends goals of getting big money out of politics. I represent the people... NOT the corporations, NOT the billionaires."


Minnesota: State House, District 14A

Tamara Calhoun (6/21/2020):

“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?

"By bringing the power back to the people, back to the communities. In 2016, I worked with lobbyists and the FACT Coalition in Washington, D.C. to pass legislation to combat anonymous companies and push for public corporate tax disclosure with a Public Tax Transparency Standard. These measures, though not directly related to corporations and artificial entities having constitutional rights, these efforts move to further corporate transparency and eliminate tax evasion."


Minnesota: State House, District 15A

Cal Shmok (6/21/2020):

“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 will pledge to use my office to support the Movement to Amend the Constitution by passing resolutions, proposing legislation and educating in personal settings the need for this amendment."


Minnesota: State House, District 15B

Ronald Thiessen (6/21/2020):

“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 believe that the political power that corporations and wealthy individuals wield is primarily expressed in the large political donations made directly to candidates and through dark money spent clandestinely on behalf of candidates. I believe that there are cultural, regulatory, constitutional and legislative issues and we need to address the problems in all of those arenas Personally I rail against big money in politics all the time but as a legislator, I would obviously propose legislation which may require the hard work of convincing fellow Democrats to support. Unfortunately, I see both parties soliciting large donations from corporations and large private donors and there is clear evidence that big donor interests are favored over the interests of ordinary citizens. Most issues have solutions with majority support among voters but big money keeps our politicians too highly polarized to address those solutions in a bipartisan way without losing the big support of the big donors."


Minnesota: State House, District 15B

Myron Wilson (6/21/2020):

“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 will introduce and/or support any bills or amendments that eliminate personhood for non-human entities. I will be very vocal (as I have for several years) to remove Money from politics. I will use the megaphone and position to educate people of the detrimental effects of money on the legislative process. I will purpose a state constitutional amendment forbidding campaigns from accepting money from non-humans entities and preventing the entities from any campaign spending! money is not free speech!"


Minnesota: State House, District 16A

Doria Drost (6/21/2020):

“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?

"If elected, I will support legislation that works to end big special interests in politics. For example, a bill was recently passed in the Minnesota House to require pricing transparency for insurance and pharmaceutical companies in order to eliminate price gauging. Regulations like this that hold corporations accountable are what I aim to accomplish in the Minnesota House. I would also like to advance reform to eliminate private prisons as well as putting more regulations in place for healthcare providers and insurance companies. It is critical that we work to remove corporate influence in politics in order to best serve the people."


Minnesota: State House, District 16B

Mindy Kimmel (6/21/2020):

“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 support MN laws that prevent legislative candidates from accepting money from corporations/businesses. I would like to see this for congressional races as well. I also support improving reporting of PAC money and all PAC donors."


Minnesota: State House, District 20A

Erina Prom (7/15/2020):

“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?

"The first step to ending corruption within our local, state, and federal governments is to vote for candidates up and down the ballot who publicly acknowledge that corporations are not people. Citizens United must be overturned so that we can return power to the people with whom it rightfully belongs. I pledge to do whatever I can to advocate and legislate for the removal of corporate influence over our political process."


Minnesota: State House, District 21A

Matt Bruns (6/21/2020):

“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?

"Corporate influence has become pervasive in US politics and the institutions it is charged with operating to provide the best possible outcomes for its citizenry. In Minnesota, the state in which I will be elected to serve in the House of Representatives, there is growing support to amend the state constitution allowing greater flexibility in educational institutions. Its sole purpose is to allow for the growth of private and/or for-profit schools. These schools would then be permitted to receive state funding with little or no accountability. This stands to dismantle the state education system and expand racial disparities in education; where Minnesota already ranks near the bottom in the country. I will fight for fully and equitably funded public schools by implementing a fair tax system that ensures all citizens and corporations pay their fair share. It is my hope that we drive corporate interests out of politics. Decisions made at each level and in each branch of government should reflect the voice and be in the best interest of the people."


Minnesota: State House, District 21B

Elise Diesslin (7/3/2020):

“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 would continue to support legislation that would prevent big money in politics and continue to keep money interests out of our state government."


Minnesota: State House, District 22A

Chris Baumberger (7/4/2020):

“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 am running for a state office so I'm not sure how much of an impact I can have, but rest assured, I will do what I can to get big money out of politics."


Minnesota: State House, District 23B

Jeremy Munson (7/21/2020):

“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: NO

“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: No

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

"In order to get money out of politics, we need a limited government that supports free markets and does not control the markets. If we simplify our tax code - remove loopholes and specific tax credits which benefit one industry over another, we remove the desire for corporations to control government. When government has the ability to determine what is bought and sold in this country, the first thing to be bought is government."


Minnesota: State House, District 25B

Liz Boldon (7/12/2020):

“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'm running for office because I care deeply about people. What's best for people - ALL people - should be at the center of legislation. I am not taking money from corperate PACs because and I believe we ned to get dark money and large corperate donors out of politics. I"m committed to remaining accountable to the people I'm representing and serving."


Minnesota: State House, District 26A

Tina Liebling (7/21/2020):

“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: No

“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 support legislation to take back our democracy from corporations, get money out of campaigns, and increase voting rights, and I have a history of doing so. I am a member of Move to Amend. However, I don't make pledges."


Minnesota: State House, District 27A

Thomas Martinez (7/7/2020):

“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?

"We must elect candidates that do not accept corporate money, and overturn Citizen's United."


Minnesota: State House, District 28B

Jordan Fontenello (6/21/2020):

“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?

"As the growth and understanding of complex computing increases, there may eventually be a time when true Artificial Intelligences are created by human beings. I would amend your statement The rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of NATURAL persons only to include such artificial intelligences that can pass completely as human. This may seem silly now, but new technology sometimes results in unforeseen consequences, and I would not want discrimination to be one of those. I would propose definitive limits on campaign spending for every elected office. The amounts would be the same for everywhere for each specific position. The larger the group of people being represented by one person, the more money could be spent, e.g. $50,000 for a State House, $250,000 for State Senator, $1M for US House, etc., all the way to the President which would have the highest spending limit. I would also limit the amount of personal funds that an individual candidate could spend, again increasing for each step up in representation. I would place limits on the amount that could be donated by any non-person entity. All contributions would have to be reported and available to the public. I would make clear that since corporations, businesses, unions, religious groups, et al., are not alive, only people can make contributions to campaigns, which would have limits and reporting requirements. These steps will all help to foster fairness, and decrease the possibility of corruption."


Minnesota: State House, District 29A

Renee Cardarelle (7/6/2020):

“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 support Senator Marty's bill calling on passing the resolution to end money in politics. I will work to move fellow reps to support and champion this bill. I would consider championing the bill should this be the best use of my time. Public education is always something I strive for. I believe we must end corporations having rights as natural people and take money out of politics."


Minnesota: State House, District 31A

Brad Brown (6/21/2020):

“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 hope to bring Big Pharma under control by working to pass the  Minnesota Health Plan proposed and created by Senator John Marty by controlling pharmaceutical prices allowed in the plan. Passing legislation to restrict corporate, and lobbyists donations. I would like to have more debates and less campaign time."


Minnesota: State House, District 35A

Mike Erikson (6/21/2020):

“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 will work towards those objectives but I won't use my office. Yes, corporations are not people, have no constitutional rights regarding campaign financing or the religious freedom to discriminate."


Minnesota: State House, District 35B

Jason Ruffalo (6/21/2020):

“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? 

"Set the example I will personally not take contributions from any corporate entity. Move to limit the amount of money a company can put into a single campaign or candidate, including through super PACs. Actively speak out against Citizens United to inform the general public of how badly it slants politicians away from their constituents and into the loveless arms of corporate America. Vote locally against citizens united (already have done)."


Minnesota: State House, District 38A

Kris Fredrick (6/21/2020):

“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?

"Unlimited spending is not the same thing as free speech. I support a state constitutional amendment that will overturn the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision. We can place this question on the ballot and give our citizens a chance to let their voices be heard on this issue. I would also support a law setting limits on contributions to super PACs and on candidate spending. This would set the stage for a lawsuit to overturn Citizens United if the executive branch chose to enforce the law despite the Supreme Court’s contrary opinion. As legislators, we can also implement digital voter guides that provide every candidate with an opportunity to communicate with voters at no cost to their campaign through online videos. California has already implemented this, and it does not conflict with campaign finance rules. I also encourage citizens who want this ruling overturned to support candidates who support a constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United. Their votes have power. They can also choose to participate in nonviolent protests and educate their families and friends about the issue. Working together, we can succeed."


Minnesota: State House, District 39A

Ann Mozey (6/21/2020):

“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?

"A candidate, elected or not, has an opportunity to educate people. I am an attorney, practicing for 20 years with an active license, the ideal background to understand these complex issues. On Facebook, I have taken the opportunity to engage my readers with topical issues and debates that reach many people with diverse opinions. I have been able to keep it informational, light, civil and engaging. I have also been visible demonstrating my values, like the recent demonstration against family separation. In so doing, I am following Scalia's calling: requiring people to stand up in public for their political acts fosters civic courage, without which democracy is doomed. If elected, there are many ways to change campaign finance laws. One is to pass an amendment to the Constitution. To learn more, I have attended an American Promise training, a non-profit calling for a 28th Amendment which needs to be ratified in each state by legislative resolution or with a question on the ballot. Promoting and amplifying the public subsidy option for candidates is another effort that makes very good sense to me. This has been done in a handful of other states. For this to work in Minnesota, we would need additional funding sources. I like the idea of funding grants for legal scholarship because the scholarship opportunity could go a long way to promote deeply qualified candidates. Creating transparency is a key component of a change for the better. I really liked that Rhode Island made a rule that no presidential candidate can be on their ballot without disclosing their tax returns for the last five years. Minnesota could implement a rule promoting the personal transparency of candidates. Our U.S. Supreme Court created the fiction of corporate free speech with Citizens United, and in turn our highest court created unfree speech. Reversing this decision has the broadest support of any issue in the history of politics aligning many diverse groups including civil rights, environmental and economic justice advocates, faith groups, consumer groups, students, and businesses alike. Limits on contributions, on spending, on ads, along with new campaign finance laws focusing on transparency would be a good start. Billionaires should not be able to buy an election by overloading the media with biased information and fake news. In addition looking at non-profit status is important as well as much of the fake news was manufactured in these think tanks. In addition to regulating media, investing in quality news sources is key. To me, the argument that money is speech is a pretzel-thinking perversion not uncommon among conservatives. It is paramount that we restore the country's faith in democracy. Chants and protests this is what democracy looks like are invaluable free speech and most hopefully the precursor to real transformation."


Minnesota: State House, District 42A

Kelly Moller (7/21/2020):

“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 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?

"When I talk to people in our community about the amount spent on campaign advertising, nobody likes it. When I explain to them that it is mostly from outside groups as a result of Citizens United, they are surprised to learn that. I will continue to educate people about this and will look for ways to curb the negative effects of Citizens United."


Minnesota: State House, District 42B

Jamie Becker-Finn (7/21/2020):

“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 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?

"I will share my views with others. I will speak out and educate regarding this issue and how it is detrimental to a democracy *for the people.* I disagree with the 2010 Supreme Court's Citizens United Decision and share the concerns of Justice Stevens in his dissent, that the majority decision "threatens to undermine the integrity of elected institutions across the Nation.


Minnesota: State House, District 44A

Perry Nouis (6/24/2020):

“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: No. 

“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: No. I do not take this part of the pledge

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

"I will work for legislation that protects the voice and rights of We the People in order to protect and serve our democracy."


Minnesota: State House, District 44A

Ginny Klevorn (6/24/2020):

“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: No. 

“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: No. I do not take this part of the pledge

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

"I will not end the rights of others. Amendments I will support include establishing term limits for legislators, requiring balanced budgets at all government levels with no unfunded mandates, and limiting executive powers in declaring peacetime emergencies."


Minnesota: State House, District 48A

Eric Wessels (6/24/2020):

“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?

"My campaign is not eligible for corporate contributions."


Minnesota: State House, District 49B

Steve Elkins (7/21/2020):

“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?

"MN Democrats have repeatedly tried to require organizations to report "electioneering communications" if it occurs within 60 days of an election. The NRA, the MN Business Partnership & MN Citizens Concerned for Life have staunchly opposed these efforts. Last year HF 410 was introduced, a measure I supported that aimed to eliminate a campaign finance loophole that currently exempts certain political groups from reporting spending on "issue based" communications--even if they advocate for or against a candidate--within close proximity to an election. The bill HF 410 never received a hearing in the Republican-led House. I will continue to speak out against the use of "dark money" and excessive corporate influence in our elections."


Minnesota: State House, District 50B

Andrew Carlson (7/21/2020):

“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?

"MN Democrats have repeatedly tried to require organizations to report "electioneering communications" if it occurs within 60 days of an election. The NRA, the MN Business Partnership & MN Citizens Concerned for Life have staunchly opposed these efforts. Last year HF 410 was introduced, a measure I supported that aimed to eliminate a campaign finance loophole that currently exempts certain political groups from reporting spending on "issue based" communications--even if they advocate for or against a candidate--within close proximity to an election. The bill HF 410 never received a hearing in the Republican-led House. I will continue to speak out against the use of "dark money" and excessive corporate influence in our elections."


Minnesota: State House, District 50B

Gary Heyer (6/21/2020):

“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 believe that people (humans) should be choosing people to represent them. I would support the creation of an application which would allow voters to enter their stances on issues and receive suggestions on candidates who most closely matched their views based on voting record and based on declared political positions. I would support any effort which increased elected official communication, accountability and transparency to the human constituents/actual people they serve."


Minnesota: State House, District 51B

Liz Reyer (6/21/2020):

“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?

"Our greatest roadblock is the interpretation by the U.S. Supreme Court in Citizens United, which must be changed by altering the makeup of the court or by an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. We should pursue both avenues of change. As a Representative in the Minnesota House, I would Fight to maintain strict limits on state campaign donations and keep loopholes closed.  Promote strengthening disclosure laws for so-called independent entities, requiring public notice of all contributors and contributions before expenditures are made.  Support a Minnesota House resolution calling on Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution to clarify that corporations are not citizens and therefore have no inherent constitutional rights, supplemented by authority of Congress to regulate campaign financing. I’m also concerned that corporate interests exercise undue influence in state agencies charged with regulating them. I’d ask the Legislative Auditor to review decision-making processes of regulatory agencies to make them more accountable to the public and less subject to corporate influence. There’s no question that corporate influence, particularly that of big business, has become pervasive in recent decades and now drowns out the voices of real people. My goal is to ensure that underrepresented communities have a voice in all the issues that affect them, whether it's health care, criminal or environmental justice, decent jobs, affordable housing, or our climate crisis. Fixing the corporate stranglehold over our Legislature and state policy development is key to having their voices heard and achieving the changes we need."


Minnesota: State House, District 51B

Mike Macguire (7/6/2020):

“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 support Move to Amend and would vote to put such an amendment to Minnesota voters. I have long supported the concept of publicly funding elections but also have not found an approach would be widely accepted. That said I support and would vote to defend Minnesota's campaign finance laws that limit contributions, subsidize campaigns that abide by spending limits and encourages small donors with the Political Contribution Refund program. I would like to see campaign finance reform in the area of independent expenditures in particular and believe that like candidates PACs and independent-expenditure organizations should publish their largest contributors."


Minnesota: State House, District 52A

Maria De La Paz (7/9/2020):

“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: No

“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: I do not wish to take this part of the pledge.

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

"Due to Covid-19, I believe we are entering an new era of politics. The "status quo" for the State of MN and the nation will not be business as usual! The balance to restore our state will lie on our hands; with common sense and nonpartisan goals we could secure a better corporate, cultures and laws to benefit our daily lives; our communities and country. My concerns due to current efforts to destroy American values and freedoms which has been attacked; but nullifying one area of the constitution; we tear down other needed entities."


Minnesota: State House, District 54B

Kelsey Waits (6/21/2020):

“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?

"As elected officials, our job is to represent the best interest of the people in our communities and to amplify their voices. Corporate influence and dark money in politics have limited our government’s ability to stay focused on these critical roles. As an elected official, I pledge to listen to the voices of the people in my community and to put their needs above the desires of special interests by passing legislation to limit the influence of big money in politics."


Minnesota: State House, District 56B

Kaela Berg (7/14/2020):

“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 will support legislation and work towards getting corporate interests or control out of our environmental policy, economic security and healthcare policy. The age of profits over people is over."


Minnesota: State House, District 57B

John D. Huot (7/21/2020):

“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


Minnesota: State House, District 59B

Raymond Dehn (6/24/2020):

“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?

" It the past I have authored the Move to Amend legislation in the MN House and look forward to having a DRL majority in the senate in 2021. We will finally pass this bill."


Minnesota: State House, District 60A

Calvin Carpenter (6/21/2020):

“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 publicly speaking out and educating about the need for this Amendment.

RESPONSE: Yes 


Minnesota: State House, District 60A

Sydney Jordan (7/21/2020):

“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 will use my office to work to ensure that campaign finance laws in the State of Minnesota continue to be inclusive to the voices of working people and ensure that big money interests are not buying our elections. I will also to push for resolutions calling for Congress to amend the constitution and overturn citizens united by affirming that money is not speech and corporations are not people."


Minnesota: State House, District 61A

Frank Hornstein (7/21/2020):

“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 will continue to be a strong advocate of campaign finance reform and limiting corporate power in elections."


Minnesota: State House, District 61B

Jamie Long (7/21/2020):

“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 will raise my voice and organize with groups like Move to Amend to support the push to repeal Citizens United. I will also support state level legislation to get big money out of politics, like public financing systems and limits on corporate contributions."


Minnesota: State House, District 63A

Jim Davnie (6/2/2020):

“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?

"By working with constituents and citizens groups on strategic proposals to advance the cause."


Minnesota: State House, District 63A

David Wiester (7/15/2020):

“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?

"No specific plan. If the proposed constitutional amendment goes to the state legislatures for ratification, I plan to vote for it."


Minnesota: State House, District 63B

Jerome Evans (6/22/2020):

“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?

"The excessive amount of money that a few entities spend to influence our political system is a threat to our democracy. We know that the candidates with the most resources are the ones who most often win their races. And when the contributions of a few greatly outweigh the contributions of the many; the voices of those few contributors carry too much weight. We can limit the influence of big money in Minnesota through stronger campaign finance protections, restricting in-kind donations, and by modernizing our campaign finance infrastructure so that we can further track and publish those actors who are attempting to buy our elections."


Minnesota: State House, District 63B

Emma Greenman (7/15/2020):

“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?

"As a voting rights lawyer, I’ve spent my career working to put people and communities at the center of our democracy and fighting the big money and corporate interests that are distorting our politics. We won’t make progress on the major issues like climate change, racial justice, health care, gun safety or education without passing bold reforms that ensure that Minnesotans and not big corporations or monied interests drive our politics. To build a democracy where everyone thrives, we must strengthen the voice of voters and communities and ensure that Minnesotans - and not the big corporations and wealthy few - drive our elections and politics.

As a state legislator, I will lead on day one on my plan to repair and reimagine our democracy I will fight to reduce the power of big money and corporations in our elections by building a 21st century clean elections public financing system, modernizing and increasing the Minnesota Political Contribution Refund Program and strengthening campaign finance transparency, disclosure, and enforcement. I will fight the dark money that is distorting our politics by standing up with other states and the American people to overturn the wrongly-decided Citizens United decision. Together, we will reimagine our democracy and win structural reforms that expand the power of people in our district, in Minnesota, and across the country."


Minnesota: State House, District 64B

Dave Pinto (7/9/2020):

“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?

"Money pays far too big a role in our democracy. The recent move, via Citizens United, to give corporations the free-speech rights of individual human beings has only increased this danger. I am committed to addressing this threat to our democracy. I will continue to advocate for an amendment to end Citizens United and the set of legal principles – fundamentally, that freedom of speech means freedom to spend – that surround it. I will also continue to advocate for legislation that protects the rights of individual citizens to participate in democracy as much as possible. A fundamental component is disclosure – simply allowing citizens at least to know how much is being raised and spent in elections. In recent legislative sessions, I have been a coauthor of a state constitutional amendment to require the disclosure of independent campaign expenditures. I will continue to push hard for disclosure, for limits on spending, and for public financing, among other reforms, even while moving toward a federal constitutional amendment that will allow citizens to regain control of our democracy."


Minnesota: State House, District 65A

Amy Anderson (7/3/2020):

“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


Minnesota: State House, District 65A

Rena Moran (7/21/2020):

“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 pledge to introduce legislation and educate my constituents."


Minnesota: State House, District 66A

Alice Hausman (6/22/2020):

“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?

"Network with legislators and constituents who are supporters and vote right when given the opportunity."


Minnesota: State House, District 66B

Athena Hollins (8/2/2020):

“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 will call out corporate influence and interference whenever I see it; I will use my position in the legislature to bring attention to the inherent injustice of Super PACs and big-money lobbyists. I will publicly advocate for the overturning of Citizens United and I will advocate for small-donor public financing, to provide the people with more power."


Minnesota: State House, District 66B

John Lesch (7/22/2020):

“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?

"As Ranking member on the House Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices, I will oppose all efforts to gluttonize corporations, and work to secure access to the courts for aggrieved parties so that we may hold corporations accountable. I am especially interested in establishing recoupment of legal fees for plaintiffs forced to sue corporations exhibiting fraudulent or criminal behavior."


Minnesota: Minneapolis City Council, Ward 6

Joshua Scheunemann (7/12/2020):

“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?

"One thing that must be done is that the city of Minneapolis should stop subsidizing corporations and start investing in small businesses and community-driven initiatives. This will effectively put money back into the pockets of Minneapolis citizens and not of corporate executives. It would also be worthwhile to look into the feasibility of creating city ordinances limiting where candidates can get campaign donations from and how much. Additionally, this campaign and its candidate, Josh Scheunemann, will only support candidates who refuse to take money from corporations and instead conduct grassroots campaigns."

Minnesota: Minneapolis City Council, Ward 6

Suud Olat (7/15/2020):

“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 will use everything in my power to listen to my constituents and make decisions that will protect all freedom that we all enjoy."


Minnesota: Soil and Water Conservation Board, District 3

Chelsea Skog (5/08/2020):

“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


MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi: US House of Representatives, District 1

Antonia Eliason (3/12/20):

“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?

"Temp"


MISSOURI

Missouri: US House of Representatives, District 1

Cori Bush (9/4/19):

“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?

Cori Bush for Congress is a grassroots, 100% people-funded campaign that puts her fellow constituents first. Even as a candidate for federal office, Cori answers to the people only. As a federal representative, she will work tirelessly to ensure that every vote and every voice in this country is counted equally. Cori is passionate about economic and racial justice; the rights to healthcare and education; and sustaining the environment, and she knows that only fierce, bold leadership that will rewrite the rules of politics, roll back constitutional rights for corporations, and chip away at the influence of big money on our government can achieve all of the above. Cori Bush is the people that she seeks to represent; she can win this fight without corporate dollars; and, if elected, she will legislate to dismantle the codependency between big money and our government.


MONTANA

Montana: US House of Representatives, At-Large

Tom Winter (10/14/19):

“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


Montana: Secretary of State

Bryce Benneth (8/9/2020):

“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’ve brought Republicans and Democrats together to battle the corrupting influence of dark money and battle voter suppression. I believe the only voices that should matter on Election Day are voters, not the out of state special interests trying to buy our elections."


Montana: State Senate, District 46

Alexander D. Gray (11/24/19):

“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


Montana: State House, District 20

Melissa Smith (2/11/20):

“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


Montana: Public Service Commission. District 4

Daniel Carlino (10/14/19):

“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


NEBRASKA

Nebraska: US House of Representatives, District 2

Kara Eastman (3/4/2020):

“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 believe we need to eliminate corruption in politics and this is an important first step."


NEW JERSEY

New Jersey: US House of Representatives, District 5

Arati Kreibich (3/4/2020):

“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 will fight for H.J. Res.57, the proposed amendment to the Constitution that would overturn Citizens United. In addition to this, I will advocate for a small-donor public financing program for Congressional elections. Money from corporate-backed PACs corrupts U.S. politics, with elected officials too often placing the interests of their wealthy corporate donors above those of their constituents. That's why I'm refusing donations from corporate PACs. I'm also refusing donations from fossil fuel executives and lobbyists who prioritize profits over the health and well-being of families."


New Jersey: US House of Representatives, District 9

Zina Spezakis (2/26/2020):

“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?

"Zina supports a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. We need comprehensive campaign finance reform to publicly fund elections and get rid of corporate influence in politics. Zina will ally with progressives like AOC to get the legislation passed that we need to restore our democracy."


New Mexico

New Mexico: State House, District 25

Stephen Verchinski (5/9/2020)

“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?

"Promote a resolution for the National Amendment as well as a State Constitution Amendment.'


NEW YORK

New York: US House of Representatives, District 5

Shaniyat Chowdhury (8/14/2019):

“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 someone who will not accept any corporate donations, I will use my position to encourage others looking to run for office to the same. If we truly want to live in a democracy, corporate money should not influence our decision making for lives that are stake--not just of the American people, but the lives of many throughout the world are on the line. We have the capacity to do what is right. Let us hone this opportunity. Once in office, I will do everything to my ability to help overturn Citizens V. United by Constitutional amendment. There is no place for special interests fueled by corruption in our democracy."


New York: US House of Representatives, District 6

Melquiades Gagarin (3/11/2020):

“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?

"The Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United opened the door to the influx of dark money and unregulated spending in our campaigns. Equating money with speech and defining corporations as people, the decision stifled the democratic process by drowning out the voices of individuals across the country. In New York City, first-time and grassroots candidates running for city elected positions can participate in the city’s matching funds program. I have long believed that we need to have publicly financed campaigns on the federal level. Each election cycle, millions of dollars are spent on advertisements, consultants, and an entire cottage industry that has developed around campaigns that drown out meaningful debate and careful analysis of candidates’ actual policies. By creating a federal campaign finance program that sets limits on spending and raising, our elections will be fairer and more accessible to candidates and voters alike. I am refusing contributions from corporate PACs, big real estate, fossil fuel, and weapon manufacturers."


New York: US House of Representatives, District 9

Isiah James (8/12/2019):

“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


New York: US House of Representatives, District 12

Lauren Ashcraft (12/4/2019):

“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 a grassroots, people-powered campaign and believe that elected officials should only be influenced by people and not corporations. I will support and champion all legislation ending corporate personhood and removing their monetary influence from politics.

I also champion public financing of federal elections and a tax credit that voters can use to donate to federal elections that reject corporate and super PAC money." 


New York: US House of Representatives, District 16

Sammy Ravelo (8/28/2019):

“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?

"My first action would be to reintroduce H.J. Res. 2 and propose an amendment to the constitution relating to the contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections. If elected, I will not endorse or support candidates from either party who tac money from Pacs and special interest."


North Dakota

North Dakota: State House,  District 42

Adam Fortwengler (7/27/2020):

“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 support the ND Voters First citizens initiated measure that will institute ranked-choice voting among other voting reforms – when voters have more choices and don’t have to fear supporting someone who aligns with their values because it may result in their lowest supported candidate winning, we can start defeating and pushing corporate candidates more often. We must continue to push strong campaign finance reform and accountability and study a public financing model for elections. Dark money, and money in general, are becoming more and more influential in even local races and we must work together to fight back."


OHIO

Ohio: US House of Representatives, District 5

Morgan Harper (2/12/2020):

“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?

"A small group of individuals should not be able to determine the outcome of elections, which is what currently occurs. That results in benefits accruing to that small group of people, at the expense of everyone else. The Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United case made it nearly impossible to keep corporate money out of politics. As a result, nearly unrestrained money has flooded into our elections. I support a constitutional amendment that would overturn Citizens United. Corporate money must be kept out of politics. The government should publicly fund campaigns so that legislators are accountable to their constituents and not corporate interests."


Ohio: US House of Representatives, District 8

Vanessa Enoch (7/12/2020):

“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 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?

" I first practice what I believe by not taking donations from corporations. I also plan to support and advance bills that end big money interests in government."


Ohio: US House of Representatives, District 5

Nick Rubando (1/20/2020):

“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?

"In Congress I will support HR 1, the "For the People Act" This bill will not only work to overturn Citizens United, but also make voting easier and more accessible for people throughout our country."


Ohio: US House of Representatives, District 10

Desiree Tims (2/21/2020):

“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 will support legislation that will regulate big money in politics."


Ohio: US House of Representatives, District 10

Eric Moyer (2/26/2020):

“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?

"In office I will continue to reject contributions from corporations and lobbyists in my own campaigns to set an example for others and to demonstrate to my peers, constituents, and corporate interests that I cannot be bought. I will advocate for an amendment to the constitution which corrects the mistake that allowed money to take over our politics and also advocate for election reform which creates public financing of elections. We must ensure that all American citizens have a voice in our elections and that all voices are equal."


Ohio: US House of Representatives, District 10

Eric Moyer (2/26/2020):

“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?

"In office I will continue to reject contributions from corporations and lobbyists in my own campaigns to set an example for others and to demonstrate to my peers, constituents, and corporate interests that I cannot be bought. I will advocate for an amendment to the constitution which corrects the mistake that allowed money to take over our politics and also advocate for election reform which creates public financing of elections. We must ensure that all American citizens have a voice in our elections and that all voices are equal."


Ohio: US House of Representatives, District 43

Amy Cox (7/25/2020):

“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 am very much ready to propose legislation and support legislation that gets corporate influence out of education, healthcare and other social services."


Ohio: State House of Representatives, District 73

Kim McCarthy (6/26/2020):

“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 will do whatever I can in whatever opportunities available to speak out against the corrupting influence of money in our politics and corporate welfare at public expense (often through public subsidization of corporations that influence politicians through that campaign financing). This is often made legally possible through the legal fiction of corporate personhood, and I will work to promote any legislative activities that aim to redress this, whether through campaign finance reform, ending corrupt corporate welfare bailouts using public subsidies for private corporate profit (such as the HB6 bill bailing out failing nuclear energy), and supporting activities that promote the state passing and ratifying an amendment to the constitution to no longer allow corporations to wield the rights of living, natural persons."


Ohio: State House of Representatives, District 79

Cynthia Richards (7/27/2020):

“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 will speak out against the influence of corporate PACS and support legislation that promotes public funding of elections."


Ohio: State House of Representatives, District 80

Ted Jones (7/12/2020):

“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 publicly speaking out and educating about the need for this Amendment.

RESPONSE: I do not take this part of the pledge.

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

" The 2010 Supreme Court decision, known as Citizens United v. Federal Trade Commission, changed decades of campaign finance restrictions and changed the political landscape for the foreseeable future. The ruling enabled corporations and other outside groups to spend unlimited amounts of funds on elections and ushered in a climate that allowed undue political influence of wealthy donors, corporations, and special interest groups. The recent $60 million dollar racketeering, money laundering and bribery case that victimized every electrical customer in Ohio is evidence of that fact. Possible solutions to combat illegal campaign funding: Transparency and traceability; 1.) Require that all campaign contributions and expenditures be recorded irrespective of its origins or donors. 2). Require that all 501 3 and 501 & 4 organizations disclose their donors and campaign contributions. 3.) Nonprofit organizations would be required to disclose all campaign transactions to any political campaign. 4.) Eliminate all sources of “Dark Money” used in campaign funding and spending. 5.) Establish legal provisions to make campaign contributions (dark money) by foreign countries or foreign institutions illegal. Further, you cannot talk about campaign finance reform without reforming the Federal Election Commission. The FEC is out of touch with today’s election landscape and has failed to update campaign finance safeguards. FEC rules for example do not even include the term “super PAC,” and it has declined to find violations or even open an investigation in high-profile allegations of coordination. The agency’s failure to enforce federal disclosure laws helped allow dark money to pour into U.S. federal elections since 2010. Some of these solutions would only be established and made enforceable if enacted on the congregational level. However I would be looking at what could be done to improve campaign financing on the state level as well."


Ohio: Lakewood City Council, Ward 1

Laura Rodriguez-Carbone (1/21/2019):

“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 never take corporate donations and support legislation already being proposed in my city to cap individual donation amounts to political campaigns.


Ohio: Lakewood City Council, Ward 2

Brad Presutto (3/7/2019):

“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?

There is currently an ordinance being considered to limit amounts people can donate to local elections. I am planning on supporting it and other measures to keep big money out of politics, especially local races."


OREGON

Oregon: US Senate

Ibrahim Taher: (10/23/2019):

“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?

"The first step that need to be taken is raising the public awareness of the extent of the money influence on our politics and our democracy.

The second step is to fight every legislation and every law that allowed corporations and PACs to influence and control our democracy.
The third step is to introduce legislations and bills such as (move to amend) to prevent and prohibit any money or entity other than individual citizens to participate and influence our democracy."


TENNESSEE

Tennessee: US House of Representatives, District 9

Corey Strong (9/4/2019):

“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?

To push legislation that defines speech by corporations narrowly.


TEXAS

Texas: US House of Representatives, District 10

Mike Siegel (8/27/2019):

“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


Texas: US House of Representatives, District 14​

Adrienne Bell (11/25/2019):

“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


Texas: US House of Representatives, District 18

Stevens Orozco (8/13/2019):

“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?

Yes. I will work, fight, and advocate for a true democracy."


Utah

Utah: US House, District 3

Devin Thorpe (7/28/2020):

“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 will campaign on this issue and raise frequently in my speeches, one-on-one meetings and on my website."


VIRGINIA

Virginia: Mayor, City of Chesapeake

Steffanie Aubuchon (1/8/2020):

“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?

"I will not take corporate money as a candidate, and I will attempt to pass a local resolution if I am elected."


Washington

Washington: US House of Representatives, District 5

Chris Armitage (6/20/2020):

“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?

"We must work to end corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics."


WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia: US House of Representatives, District 2

Cathy Kunkel (3/4/2020):

“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 am not taking corporate money in my campaign, leading by example. If elected, I will fight to overturn Citizens United and for a constitutional amendment to declare that corporations are not people and money is not speech. I will sponsor and vote for this."