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A local Green Party part of “Move To Amend” action in Long Island, New York

Excerpt from a letter by Move to Amend Brookhaven:

We are enthusiastic to share a very exciting development for Move to Amend – Brookhaven.

On Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 6:30pm, at the Brookhaven Town Board meeting, the Board members will have the opportunity to vote to support a resolution that calls for a 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution that states “corporations are not people and money is not speech”.

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David Cobb Takes Stance Against Corporate Personhood

In an interesting article regarding the various methods by which citizens are seeking to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision and, more broadly, corporate personhood, Steven Rosenfeld at Salon.com compares different approaches.  Among activists focusing on passing local ordinances with an environmental focus, legal scholars working on constitutional amendments, and others, 2004 Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb speaks representing those trying to build a large movement to revoke corporate personhood and approach the matter in a broad way.  … Read more ...

Update from Richmond, CA: Green mayor helps uphold ban on chain restaurants, encourages constitutional amendment, and more

Richmond, CA is the largest city in the United States with a Green mayor.  Her name is Gayle McLaughlin, she was reelected recently, and Richmond Confidential has an update on a few recent votes that she was involved in (read the full story here):

After voting last month to approve a moratorium on chain restaurants in Point Richmond, city council members voted 5-0 last night to deny a permit to open a Subway restaurant in Point Richmond, saying that it was not compatible with the quaint and historic nature of the neighborhood, which is protected in the city’s General Plan…

Later in the evening, the council turned its focus from the issues facing one neighborhood to the national stage, and adopted a resolution “to free democracy from corporate control.”

Mayor Gayle McLaughlin, who proposed the resolution, said the bill called for state and federal constitutional amendments to reject corporate personhood—that is,  the idea that corporations deserve the same rights and protections afforded individuals in the constitution—and corporations’ ability to spend freely in elections. 

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Green Party Stands United Against Citizens United

On The Wilder Side:

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 ...

Prospective corporate bride “wondering who’s going to be on top on the wedding night”

A rewritten version of a press release from a Green Party local previously published by IPR has been put out by the national office of the Green Party.

Much of the language is the same as in the earlier version, but it contains this addition:

“The court’s ruling has opened the door to the union of corporate and human persons in ways that were never imagined before,” said the Bride.

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Green Party: ‘First Ever Wedding Between A Corporation And A Person’

Saturday, January 22, 2011 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
First Ever Wedding Between A Corporation And A Person
527 N. Dixie
Lake Worth, FL
Contact: gparty@pbcgreenparty.org

On January 21st, 2010 the Supreme Court of the United States re-affirmed that Corporations have the same Constitutional rights as people (Citizens United v FEC).… Read more ...

Fmr. Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb interviewed about role in ‘Move to Amend’

The interview also includes some of Cobb’s thoughts on the Green Party and a referendum in Florida.  From Creativing Loafing (the unedited interview can be read here):

CL: Tell us about the push to get a constitutional amendment passed to address the issue of corporations.

David Cobb: Let’s begin by acknowledging that people from across the political spectrum, from the left to the right to the center, all agree that corporations have way too much power.

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Green Party 2004 Presidential Candidate David Cobb gives anti-corporate personhood presentation in Arizona

Posted at Green Party Watch by Dave Schwab.

http://www.greenpartywatch.org/2010/04/21/david-cobb-gives-anti-corporate-personhood-presentation-in-arizona/

David Cobb, the Green Party’s 2004 candidate for president, has been active recently as a leader of Move To Amend,

http://movetoamend.org/

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.

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