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“Corporations Are Not People”: Activists Push Amendment to Revoke “Corporate Personhood” (2)

After an Election Day that saw a number of wins for progressive causes nationwide, activists opposed to “corporate personhood” — the notion that corporations have equal rights to individuals — are pushing ahead with a campaign to add a 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would reject the idea that corporations are people and … Continued

After an Election Day that saw a number of wins for progressive causes nationwide, activists opposed to “corporate personhood” — the notion that corporations have equal rights to individuals — are pushing ahead with a campaign to add a 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would reject the idea that corporations are people and reverse the 2010 landmark case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. In a 5-to-4 vote, the Court ruled corporations have First Amendment rights and that the government cannot impose restrictions on their political speech, clearing the way for corporations and other special interest groups to spend unlimited amounts of money on elections. We speak to John Bonifaz, a constitutional attorney and co-founder and director of Free Speech for People.

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