Thursday, March 3, 2011

Richmond, California, city council passes anti-corporate personhood resolution

On Monday, the Richmond, California City Council unanimously passed a "Resolution to Free Democracy from Corporate Control." You can read the text here.

The resolution calls for state and federal constitutional amendments to reject corporate personhood and corporate "free speech." Neighboring Berkeley passed a similar resolution earlier this year.

One councilmember defended the resolution as a local issue, noting that in recent Richmond elections, controversy over a casino proposal led to millions of dollars being spent by Chevron and other companies on political ads.

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