Let’s lead ban on corporate power

On. Feb. 13, the Port Gardner Neighborhood Association overwhelmingly adopted the following resolution:

Whereas the Supreme Court of the United States, in the case of Citizens United vs Federal Elections Commission, declared that corporations have the same rights as people; and whereas in that decision corporations were also permitted to contribute unlimited amounts of money to political campaigns, effectively ruling that corporations are people and money is speech; and whereas we do not wish to have a nation in which the voices of for-profit or for-power corporations are louder than the voice of the people, therefore we declare that within the Port Gardner Neighborhood corporations shall not be treated as people and no corporate money will be allowed in our elections.

Corporations are not people and money is not speech.

Furthermore, we implore the Council of Neighborhoods, city of Everett, Snohomish County and the state of Washington to declare likewise and stand with us. And furthermore, we implore the state of Washington to join in the call for a national Constitutional Convention to restore political power to the citizens of the United States.

At the conclusion of the meeting most of the attendees wanted to sign their names to this resolution.

Dean Smith