Urge State Legislatures to Limit Big Money in Politics
Whereas, corporate influence on the political process threatens to destroy our democracy by investing excessive power in profit-making enterprises seeking to thwart reform; and
Whereas, the US Supreme Court has ruled that corporations and other business organizations, guaranteed the rights of persons under the US Constitution, can exercise free speech by maintaining their own unlimited political campaigns outside of the reach of government regulation that limits campaign contributions; and
Whereas, free speech rights must be ensured solely to individuals, not corporations; and
Therefore be it resolved, We, the People of the United States, urge our state legislators to ratify, at the appropriate time, a constitutional amendment to strip corporations of personhood and thereby protect our democracy from undue corporate influence and ensure the people have a voice in the operation of government
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