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Editorial: Challenging Corporate Personhood

MetroWest Daily News

November 17, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney caused a stir when he told a crowd in Iowa that "corporations are people, too." He went on to explain that corporations employ, serve and are owned by people, which is true enough, as far as it goes.

In Citizens United, the U.S. Supreme Court went further, decreeing that, since corporations are people, they are endowed with all the rights under the First Amendment, including the right to spend corporate money on political activities without limits.

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Congressman McGovern Introduces the People’s Rights Amendment

CONGRESSMAN JIM MCGOVERN INTRODUCES CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BILL TO OVERTURN CORPORATE PERSONHOOD ‘Corporations Are Not People’ ‘PEOPLE’S RIGHTS AMENDMENT’ WOULD REPEAL CITIZENS UNITED RULING AND THE CORPORATE RIGHTS DOCTRINE   WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jim McGovern of Massachusetts introduced today a constitutional amendment bill to overturn the US Supreme Court’s January 2010 ruling in Citizens United
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Jeff Clements to testify tomorrow at campaign finance and Citizens United hearing at Philadelphia City Hall

Join Jeff Clements, FSFP Co-Founder, tomorrow morning, Friday Nov. 4th, in Philadelphia, for a hearing about campaign finance and how to respond to the Citizens United ruling. The hearing is being held by the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee — that is, the policy-setting arm of the Democratic caucus of elected Representatives at the state level.
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Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United introduced in US Senate

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Michael Bennet introduced a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision. The amendment calls on Congress to correct the Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance allowing virtually unlimited corporate and special interest spending in elections. Joining Udall and Bennet as original cosponsors of the legislation are
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