“It’s a bit of a cop-out to say there’s no other option available” than to use the power of Citizens United, said Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, national director for Move to Amend. “All candidates have a choice.”
The News Tribune’s Feb. 16 editorial resisted amending our Minnesota Constitution through a ballot process, as outlined in our Minnesota Constitution (Our View: “Don’t let politics alter Constitution”).
The editorial agreed that a problem exists with openness and transparency in Minnesota government but did not agree that the people should be allowed to vote to fix the problem. While the editorial may be correct that the House majority may be counted on to vote as a caucus on this effort to make Minnesota politics more open and transparent, this has gone on for far too long.
TOLEDO - Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in Ohio's March primary election. Toledo voters will see something new on the ballot- Issue 1.
It deals with political contributions to candidates, but the way it's written can be confusing to voters.
It states "Shall the City of Toledo support the movement to amend the U.S. Constitution to establish that corporations are not people and money is not speech and providing for annual public hearings on these topics?"
Tune in to here Move to Amend's David Cobb debate with Alabama businessman and plaintiff in the infamous McCutcheon v. FEC case, Shaun McCutcheon in a Clash Over Campaign Cash!
The debate begins at 1:21:17.
"It is shameful on this celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. that we have to begin with a statement that black lives matter," said David Cobb with Move to Amend, a nonprofit organization that says their aim is to restructure society so everyone experiences their human rights. "Because of course that's true, but yet our racist country conduct itself as if it's not true."
Matt Killen sits down with people who are trying to move and shake our status quo. In our first episode we talk with David Cobb, the spokesperson for Move To Amend to discuss rejecting the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.
The only sure way to stamp money out of politics is a constitutional amendment.
David Cobb from Move to Amend joins Thom Hartmann on The Big Picture. California's Supreme Court looks poised to let go into a effect a ballot measure condemning the 2010 Citizens United decision. Could this be just the beginning of a nationwide revolt against money in politics?
"Two lynchpins for understanding how this [oligarchy] happened are a pair of illegitimate, court-created legal doctrines. The first is corporate constitutional rights and the second is money equals political speech."
Mister Mayor, take corporate money out of Salt Lake City municipal elections.
That is the message the Utah chapter of Move to Amend will take to Mayor Ralph Becker on Friday. They will be joined by members of the Salt Lake branch of the National League of Women Voters.
The groups are seeking an ordinance that would keep the mayor and council races from becoming big-money affairs. They also seek to reduce individual campaign donations to $500 per person in mayoral and council elections.