Corporate personhood is an issue that is not much discussed at major party debates and does not present itself in the platforms of either the Republicans or Democrats. However, amongst many third party activists and candidates, corporate personhood is a headlining issue. This article highlights how the issue has become an important one in Vermont with many third party figures and independents leading the charge.
David Cobb is determined to change that, and he returned to Vermont this week to promote the next steps in a campaign to amend the U.S. Constitution. Last January, Cobb, a former Green Party candidate for president who leads the Move to Amend campaign, spoke about the issue in Burlington, Waitsfield and Montpelier. He also met with 11 state senators who agreed to support a Vermont resolution calling on Congress to initiate the process.
In a joint interview with Cobb on Vermont Public Radio, Ben Cohen explained this week that he originally felt amending the constitution “was an incredibly high bar. But when the Occupy Wall Street movement came around, I thought this makes it possible.”
In addition to David Cobb, a former Presidential candidate of the Green Party, various other third party and independent figures and organizations are mentioned: Independent Senator Bernie Sanders, the Progressive Party of Vermont, and Progressive State Rep. Chris Pearson.