Battling Big Money: Vermont Town Meetings Will Move to Amend
For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Politics and Democracy page , Vermont News page . If the polls are to be believed, big money -- in the form of Mitt "Corporations Are People, My Friend" Romney -- will be on the march this Super Tuesday in much of the country. But it will lose some ground at the grassroots in Vermont. At town hall meetings across the state, in a great show of small "d" democratic determination to renew the promise of the American experiment, thousands of Vermont voters will vote on resolutions urging that the U.S. Constitution be amended to declare corporations are not people. The resolutions are a response to the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, one of a number of recent high-court decisions that have for all intents and purposes given corporations and wealthy individuals the...