The February monthly program featured Greg Coleridge, Outreach Director of Move to Amend, and author of Citizens over Corporations: A Brief History of Democracy in Ohio and Challenges to Freedom in the Future.
Mr. Coleridge gave the history of corporations accumulating never-intended constitutional powers over the last 200 years, in particular the Citizens United Supreme Court decision of 2010, which gave corporations free speech rights and granted personhood to corporations.
The Move to Amend organization is committed to building a national peoples’ movement that seeks the passage of a 28th amendment. Reversing the Citizens United decision alone would not go far enough to restore the power of people over the power of corporations. As with other movements to amend the constitution, widely diverse support is needed, with like-minded people coming together across party lines.
Sun City Democrats were encouraged to ask local organizations, candidates and communities to endorse Move to Amend. The motion to amend states, “We, the People of the United States of America, reject 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.” For more information go to www.movetoamend.org