Corporations get the vote?
- If you thought your vote wasn't worth enough before, this is to let you
know that it is going to be worth even less, unless you fight for your
right to be represented above the interests of Corporations now legal
voting rights, their dollars against you single vote.
Here is a link to the story on our website:
Here is a link to the article mentioned in the email blast:
Here is the text of the email:
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, the 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:
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
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
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,
Ashley Sanders, Ben Manski, Daniel Lee, David Cobb, Egberto Willies,
George Friday, Jerome Scott, Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Laura Bonham, Nancy
Move to Amend National Leadership Team
I hope that helps!