Move to Amend is a non-partisan, broad coalition of organizations and individuals who share common values, working together to end corporate personhood and to end the definition of money as a form of protected, free speech.
Caren and Dick Galloway, members of Harmony UU in Maineville, Ohio, will lead the video viewing and discussion. They have devoted their time to creating and leading a local Move-to-Amend group. Of all the social justice movements occurring now, they see the influence of corporate money as an underlying roadblock in so many areas—environmental concerns, healthcare, and economic justice, to name just a few.
The Galloways’ presentation at Heritage will consist of a 30-minute film viewing, followed by approximately 15 minutes of discussion. The meeting will take place in the Heritage Room on Sunday, November 5, 2017, starting 15 minutes after the completion of the worship service.
From the Move to Amend website (movetoamend.org):
“We the People, Not We the Corporations
“On January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. Human beings are people; corporations are legal fictions.
“We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United 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 Supreme Court is misguided in principle, and wrong on the law. In a democracy, the people rule.”
If you have questions, feel free to talk with Russ Araujo, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.