Right on the heels of the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voting to support a constitutional amendment to end corporate personhood, Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Ted Deutch today introduced a proposed constitutional amendment to the Senate and House, respectively.
This is fantastic news. This amendment would explicitly state that corporations do not enjoy the same status as actual living people. This will effectively reverse the Supreme Court Citizens United ruling, and will go a long way to helping root out the corrupting influence of big money from our electoral process. We need to pressure our lawmakers to see to it that this amendment passes.
Contact Senator Sanders (phone 202-224-5141 or fax 202-228-0776) and Representative Deutch (phone 202-225-3001 or fax 202-225-5974) and let them know you stand behind them. Contact your member of Congress and your Senators, and let them know you want this to pass. Sign the petition linked below, and add your voice to this movement.
Limiting corporate power and influence in our political process is one of the main goals of the Occupy movement, and today we are starting to see action being taken to make this happen. It needs our support!