Thursday, March 15, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: LOCAL RESOLUTION ON CORPORATE PERSONHOOD VOTED AND APPROVED BY TAMPA CITY COUNCIL

Anita Stewart
Move to Amend Tampa Bay

March 15th, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LOCAL RESOLUTION ON CORPORATE PERSONHOOD VOTED AND APPROVED BY TAMPA CITY COUNCIL

Today Tampa City Council voted and approved on a local resolution that corporations are not people and money is not free speech and called on Congress to begin the process of amending the Constitution and providing an effective date. 


Councilwoman Mary Mulhern stated that the council members are those that are closest to the people and not the corporations and that there were no "superpacs" available to her when she ran for office. She also stated that a poll by the Washington Post in late January noted that 72% of those polled from all political parties were in disagreement with the Supreme Court ruling on Citizen's United making "corporations people and money free speech." Councilwoman Capin thanked Councilwoman Mulhern and Councilman Reddick for proposing the resolution and upholding the original Constitution and the people it was written for.

Motion to vote was made and all council members that were present voted and approved unanimously. 

See:

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

3/15 MOVE TO AMEND MEETING CANCELED--WILL ATTEND TAMPA CITY COUNCIL MEETING INSTEAD

We are going to cancel tomorrow night's MOVE TO AMEND Meeting since we will be down in Tampa for the voting on the CORPORATE PERSONHOOD RESOLUTION tomorrow morning at 9AM and two trips into Tampa is just not feasible in regards to gas expenditures or time.
We hope to do the next meeting at the OCCUPY TAMPA site and we will coordinate with them. 
We are shooting for the third Thursday in the month of April, that would be April 19th.
In the meantime, we could use BODIES for tomorrow morning's TAMPA CITY COUNCIL Meeting.
We will be there at 9AM. Address is 315 E Kennedy Blvd, 3rd Floor.
The above link is the final agenda and we are item #81.
If you can come, we would appreciate it. 
Will this be a victory? 
We shall see!
Please forward to all interested parties.
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

DISCUSSION OF THE CITY OF TAMPA RESOLUTION WILL BE ON WMNF WED, MARCH 7TH, 2012

Discussion of this issue on Last Call 88.5 FM 5:30pm Wednesday.
BE SURE TO TUNE IN!

VOTE ON TAMPA CITY RESOLUTION ON MARCH 15TH...

MARCH 01, 2012
Tampa City Council to Citizens United: Listen up...
It wasn't exactly a scene from Portlandia, but Tampa City Council members Thursday scheduled a March 15 vote on a resolution calling for a consitutional amendment declaring that corporations are not people and money is not speech.

The proposed amendment to end “corporate personhood” is being promoted in response to the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling that opened the door to unlimited corporate and labor spending in federal elections. It has been endorsed by city councils in New York, Los Angeles and, yes, Portland, Ore., among other places.

“I’ve been wanting to propose this for a while and recently have been getting a lot of requests from e-mails,” said Council member Mary Mulhern, who made the motion. The vote was 5-0, with Charlie Miranda and Lisa Montelione absent.

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/baybuzz/category/bay-buzz-tags/citizens-united

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