Monday, November 12, 2012

Pacific Grove (CA) City Council approves anti-corporate personhood resolution

Monterey County AfD rallies against
corporate personhood earlier this year
The day after voters had their say on corporate personhood, the Pacific Grove (CA) City Council passed a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment stating that corporations are not people and money is not speech at their council meeting. The resolution passed 6 to 1 at their Wednesday, November 7 meeting, according to Susan Hubbard, of the Monterey County Alliance for Democracy chapter, which pushed for the council vote. Monterey County AfD is also affiliated with the Move to Amend coalition.

With passage of the resolution, Pacific Grove has joined the nationwide citizens' movement against the overwhelming corporate influence in the U.S. government, as well as many communities in California where elected boards passed resolutions, or where voters supported them at the ballot box. Locally, the Marina City Council passed a similar resolution in 2011, while voters in San Francisco, Richmond, and Mendocino County approved them on Election Day.

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