The United States is “of the people”— not the corporation— but that preamble to our constitution was redefined on January 21, 2010 with the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which granted corporations personhood and constitutional rights. To combat that, Toledo voters established Democracy Day on March 5, 2016, which functions as an annual, mandatory hearing between the public, the mayor, and city council members concerning the influence of money on local politics and the impact of political contributions from corporations, unions, PACS and Super-PACS. Following Democracy Day, the mayor is required by law to send a letter to our congressional representatives urging them to support a constitutional amendment that says corporations are not people. Join the conversation at 4pm on Monday, March 5.
City Council Chambers, 1 Government Center
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