|We the People of Alachua County,|
The Alachua Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will be holding their bi-monthly regular meeting this coming Tuesday, with Public Comments scheduled for 5:30 pm.
Whydo we bring this to your attention? The Commissioners are considering placing our Corporate Personhood initiative (see text below) on the November ballot. Four of us were at the meeting two weeks ago making our case during the public comments. Good news! - they wanted to learn more. This issue needs to be kept in front of them.
Getting our initiative on the county ballot in November is a BIG DEAL. Passing the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution will require a massive public education effort. An election with help focus public attention and give us a receptive audience for our message.
Please consider attending Tuesday's meeting and arriving at least 15' prior to the scheduled comment period, and either saying a few words, sentences, paragraphs (each speaker has up to 5') or standing in back of others to show the Commissioners our public support. A large crowd would be nice!
|Tuesday, 5:30 pm|
Board of County Commissioners
Alachua County Administration Building
12 SE 1st St.
Second Floor, Room 209
David Henderson, Harry Patterson, June Littler, Linda H. Damico, Michael Canney, Nancy Parkinson, Philip Reitz, Sue Faulk, Sylvia Arnold
Contact us at:
352.443.9814 (Philip Reitz)
Move to Amend Model Initiative TextRESOLVED, the People of Alachua County, State of Florida, stand with the Move to Amend campaign and communities across the country to defend democracy from the corrupting effects of undue corporate power by amending the United States Constitution to establish that:
1. Only human beings, not corporations, are endowed with constitutional rights, and
2. Money is not speech, and therefore regulating political contributions and spending is not equivalent to limiting political speech.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the People of Alachua County, State of Florida, hereby instruct our state and federal representatives to enact resolutions and legislation to advance this effort.