On tap for this week’s installment of Tell Somebody, host Tom Klammer will be featuring short speeches from the KC Move to Amend Rally for Independence from Corporations, which took place this past Friday, May 10th.
About the organization:
Kansas City Move to Amend is a nonpartisan association of Americans who were moved to take action against the Supreme Court’s disastrous ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Corporations may now spend unlimited amounts of their vast resources to campaign for or against candidates running for office. The threat to our democracy is real.
The ruling was largely based on two absurd precedents:
– that a corporation is a person
– that money is equivalent to speech
Democracy means that the People rule. But if corporations are free to hijack elections by tapping into their colossal treasuries to influence elections, democracy is impossible.
We, of KC Move To Amend, aspire to amend the US Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.
Our focus is on local grassroots action in the Kansas City region. We have joined forces with citizens across the nation by affiliating with Move To Amend.org.