Today – on the one-year anniversary of the Citizens United v. FEC decision that legalized unrestrained corporate spending on federal elections – the Green Party re-affirms its opposition to corporate personhood, corporate speech rights, and corporate control of America’s public spaces, media, and elections.
After the Supreme Court decided in a 5-4 decision to strike down federal laws limiting the use of corporate money for campaign advertising, we predicted “a flood of election season ads promoting corporate-sponsored candidates”.… Read more ...
Join us for our annual Convention on Saturday, November 20th, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. We will be meeting at Burlington High School at 52 Institute Road in Burlington. Help celebrate our victories, and chart the course ahead for the next two years.
At our meeting, we will:
* Discuss the role of Progressives and the future of wind power in Vermont;
* Discuss the work ahead in the fight against corporate personhood;
* Hear from Chris Pearson, Anthony Pollina and Doug Hoffer about their view of the election and where we are as a result;
* Introduce our 2011-2012 Progressive State House caucus and learn about their agenda for the upcoming session; and
* Fill the vacancy of Assistant Treasurer.… Read more ...
Nader believes that Theodore Dreiser put it very well many years ago, when he said that “the corporations are the government”.
“Knowing they [corporations] can’t be out front because people don’t like a lot of these big corporations, they are ripped off by the banks and credit card companies, they camouflage and their camouflage is that they give the Tea Parties certain deceptive information and focus on certain politicians, and therefore they continue their work behind the scenes.
On Monday October 18 Green Change issued a press release entitled “Green candidates call for end of corporate personhood” announcing that 110 Green Party candidates nationwide are calling for a “Green New Deal” to end the legal doctrine of corporate personhood, which grants corporations constitutional rights that had previously been reserved for people.… Read more ...
Carbondale, IL—Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney will hold two events this Monday, August 23rd, with representatives from the organization Move to Amend in Springfield. Move to Amend is a consortium of over fifty organizations that are rallying against the creation of the classification of corporate personhood.… Read more ...
David Cobb, the Green Party’s 2004 candidate for president, has been active recently as a leader of Move To Amend,
a coalition working for a Constitutional Amendment to establish that constitutional rights are for humans, not corporations. The Arizona Daily Wildcat recently covered Cobb’s presentation at the University of Arizona in Tucson:
David Cobb, the 2004 Green Party presidential candidate, gave a presentation at the UA Law School on April 13 describing why citizens should be working towards amending the Constitution.