Corporations Aren’t People, Ban Corporate Campaign Spending

Le peuple américain commence à se réveiller, il est grand temps que la démocratie revienne au peuple.

Les concitoyens de l’État du Montana passeront une loi pour annuler la décision de la Cour Suprême.

Corporations Aren’t People

Ban Corporate Campaign Spending

“A representative democracy only works when everyone truly has a voice, and when the voices of the many aren’t drowned out by the pocketbooks of a few.”

(Helena Independent Record Editorial, 2-21-12)

Our elections are under assault from big money.
It’s time to fight back.

For 100 years, Montana’s Corrupt Practices Act has served our state well, ensuring that our state government ultimately serves the people of Montana, and not wealthy corporate interests. But all of that is now threatened by the Citizens United decision.

Our democratic system was already threatened by big money in politics, but the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 decision in Citizens United vs. FEC opened the floodgates. In that decision, the Court ruled that corporations have the same rights as people, and that their unlimited corporate political spending equates to constitutionally protected free speech.

Quite simply, corporations are not people. They do not breathe, they do not have children, they do not die fighting in wars for our country,
and they do not vote in elections.

On Tuesday, February 28, Stand with Montanans: Corporations Aren’t People – Ban Corporate Campaign Spending launched a campaign to get corporate money out of our elections. The campaign filed language with the Montana Secretary of State to place a citizen initiative on the November 2012 ballot that would set as the policy of the State of Montana that corporations are not people and money is not speech as well as direct Montana’s congressional delegation to work to pass an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would nullify the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United v. FEC.

Source : Stand with Montanans