28th Constitutional Amendment -
corporations are not people and money is not speech!
HJR48 - the "We the People" Amendment
Now for the third congressional session, HJR48 has been introduced. HJR48 would amend the US Constitution to declare that
If your Representative is not listed as a sponsor/co-sponsor, please contact them and ask that they become a co-sponsor.
Note that this amendment has not been introduced in the US Senate yet. Please contact both of your US Senators and ask that they introduce it into the Senate.
In order for this amendment to be approved, it must sent to the states for approval by a 2/3 majority vote of both Houses of the US Congress. Then 3/4 of the states must also approve. Seems like a very difficult task but it has been done 27 times already and it will be again.
Ronald McDonald And Friends Sue Seattle To Stop Minimum Wage Hike
3-9-15. Last summer, Seattle passed a law to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 per hour. Sounds great, except McDonald's and other members of the International Franchise Association are suing the city, claiming that the law violates the Equal Protection Clause under the Fourteenth Amendment. Read the rest of the article on the Free Speech for People website.
Now Corporations claim right to religious freedom
"Hobby Lobby, a corporation, says that forcing it to provide the coverage would violate its religious beliefs. A federal appeals court agreed, and the Supreme Court is set to decide on Tuesday whether it will hear the Obama administration’s appeal from that decision or appeals from one of several related cases." Read the rest of the article in the New York Times.
Oregon Democratic Party supports amending the constitution
The current Oregon Democratic Party platform calls for a constitutional amendment to eliminate corporate personhood and ending the doctrine that money equals speech. Read the platform statement.
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing that the rights extended by the Constitution are the rights of natural persons only.
That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:
1.The rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of natural persons only. Artificial entities, such as corporations, limited liability companies, and other entities, established by the laws of any State, the United States, or any foreign state shall have no rights under this Constitution and are subject to regulation by the People, through Federal, State, or local law. The privileges of artificial entities shall be determined by the People, through Federal, State, or local law, and shall not be construed to be inherent or inalienable.
2. Federal, State and local government shall regulate, limit, or prohibit contributions and expenditures, including a candidate’s own contributions and expenditures, for the purpose of influencing in any way the election of any candidate for public office or any ballot measure. Federal, State and local government shall require that any permissible contributions and expenditures be publicly disclosed. The judiciary shall not construe the spending of money to influence elections to be speech under the First Amendment.
3. Nothing contained in this amendment shall be construed to abridge the freedom of the press..