Money Is Not Speech

Cities are taking matters into their own hands.

In Uncategorized on July 18, 2011 at 8:06 pm

I was just reading online about how Boulder, CO could become the next community to officially join the growing effort to declare corporations are not persons and money is not speech. Councilmember Macon Cowles is proposing to place a measure on the November ballot, giving Boulder voters the opportunity to support an amendment to the U. S. Constitution abolishing corporate personhood and declaring that money is not speech.

Boulder is not alone in this fight, nor is it the first community to consider such a resolution. In April, voters in Madison and Dane County, WI overwhelmingly approved measures calling for an end to corporate personhood and the legal status of money as speech by 84% and 78% respectively. Similar resolutions have been passed in nearly thirty other cities and counties. Resolutions have also been introduced in the state legislatures of both Vermont and Washington.

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