Move To Amend Vote This Wednesday 11/30

November 29, 2011 in Draft Proposals, Uncategorized

On Monday, November 28, a representative from Move To Amend participated in the General Assembly and proposed Occupy Denver endorse Move To Amend’s Amendment intended to curb the pernicious effects of corporate personhood.

Here is the language of their amendment:

Section 1 [Corporations are not people and can be regulated]

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.

Section 2 [Money is not speech and can be regulated]

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.

Section 3

Nothing contained in this amendment shall be construed to abridge the freedom of the press.

The vote was tabled until Wednesday 7:00pm. Please read the language, go to their site, investigate the issue and come participate in the vote on Wednesday.

Occupy Denver was endorsed by Move To Amend Colorado.