IRON RIVER—A group that wants to pass a Constitutional amendment that would nullify the U.S. Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” decision will hold an organizational meeting here on Thursday, Nov. 29.
The meeting starts at 6 p.m. and takes place at The Station, located on M-189 several blocks south of the U.S. 2/M-189 intersection.
Those at the meeting will help form a local affiliate of Move to Amend, a coalition of organizations and individuals asking for the amendment “to unequivocally state that inalienable rights belong to human beings only, and that money is not a form of protected free speech under the First Amendment and can be regulated in political campaigns.”
“We the people, not we the corporations.”
On Jan. 21, 2010, the Supreme Court ruled on the Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission case. It said that corporations are persons, “entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government,” according to a Move to Amend press release.
“Human beings are people,” it continued. “Corporations are legal fictions.”
The group says it rejects the Supreme Court’s decision and wants to amend the Constitution “to firmly establish that money is not free speech and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.”
The public is invited to attend. To learn more, go to movetoamend.org. “If spending $6 billion on this last campaign seems wrong to you,” said the release, “come to the meeting.”
RSVPs are not required but appreciated. Call 906-284-3209 if you have questions or to say you will attend.