Move to Amend of Buncombe County will sponsor a presentation by David Cobb of the National Move to Amend organization on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at Jubilee! on Wall Street.
Move to Amend is a national grassroots coalition that works toward overcoming corporate power by calling for a constitutional amendment ending corporate personhood and declaring that money is not speech.
The nonpartisan group was created in response to the Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The ruling held that corporations have a right under the First Amendment to make expenditures from their general treasuries supporting or opposing candidates for political office.
Move to Amend argues that the court’s decision disrupts the democratic process by granting disproportionate influence to the wealthy, as should be clear to all readers during this election season. This is a timely event, as the U.S. Senate has been considering an amendment that would go part way to this end.
Paula I. Robbins