WILL CORPORATIONS GET THE RIGHT TO VOTE?
The headline reads, âMontana Considers Giving Corporations The Right To Voteâ â laughable if it werenât true.
Legislator Steve Lavin, a member of American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), introduced the bill, which to the legislatureâs credit was quickly tabled in committee. Even the most uninformed citizen understands that voting is for people, not corporations.
Wait a minute, following this attempt to endow more rights to corporations by giving them the vote, theÂ Supreme Court heard arguments to weaken key provisions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). After a number of states passed ALEC-sponsored Voter ID laws last summer, and this latest exploit to undermine the VRA, it is clear thereâs an effort to minimize the power of âwe the peopleâ by limiting our access to the ballot box, while simultaneously maximizing the power of corporations and businesses by giving them the vote.
Please sign the Motion to Amend petition: http://tinyurl.com/mta-motion-to-amend
It may sound completely wacky, but this is an obvious next step for corporations because they are legally recognized as people. Itâs a good thing that the Move to Amend Coalition is educating and organizing in communities across the nation. Only a grassroots movement determined to restore the power of âwe the peopleâ can overcome the money and power behind ALEC.
In order to be effective, we must keep growing our community, which is why we have set a goal of 500,000 signatures on our Motion to Amend petition by yearâs end, nearly doubling our supporters. It doesnât matter which side of the aisle you sit on. Ours is a non-partisanâand winning issue--in red and blue districts alike. Itâs in every personâs best interest!
Please sign the petition!
We want people voting, including those protected by the VRA, and we certainly donât want corporations endowed with the right to vote. Help us build a movement with power enough to reestablish âwe the peopleâ as the sovereign rulers of this great nation. Sign the petition today.
Thanks for taking action, Miriam