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I support H. J. Res 90, the OCCUPIED Amendment, to amend the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations are not people, that corporations cannot spend money in our elections, that Congress and the States can regulate corporations, and that Congress

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Kit B (276)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 8:00 am

O = outlawing

C = corporate influence


U = Undermining

P = Public interest

I = in the

E = election process

D = democracy

Media and Democratic Rep. Deutch amendment is a blend of the best ideas:

1. The rights protected by the Constitution belong to human beings (natural persons).

2. Constitutional rights do not extend to for-profit corporations or other business entities, nor do they extend to chambers of commerce that promote business interests.

3. The constitutional rights of other non-profit corporations, such as charities, churches, schools, hospitals, clubs, unions, and environmental groups remain in place.

4. Immediately upon adoption, this amendment would prohibit business corporations and their associations from using money or other resources to influence voting on candidates or ballot measures anywhere in America—at the federal, state, and local levels.

5. Counteracting the 2010 Citizens United case and the 1976 Buckley v. Valeo case, Congress and the states would once again have the authority to regulate and set limits on all election contributions and expenditures, by any group or person.

6. This would empower Congress and the states to control election spending by CEOs and other wealthy individuals, including those rich enough to pay for their own campaigns.

***Please read and sign the petition is support of this amendment.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 9:40 am
Thanks Kit, a beginning.

Vallee R (280)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 9:40 am
Noted, read and signed - thanks Kit - will get to others when get home.

. (0)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 9:43 am
done, thnx, Kit

H Nick H (1826)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 10:19 am
Great idea, noted and signed. It's time we stop this crap. I don't want to be called the UNITED CORORATIONS OF AMERICA.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 10:19 am
Thanks Kit...sorry but having trouble noting again (not sticking). Signed the petition and said 3,245 people had signed. When I tried to sign for my husband it wouldn't let me (will try again later) and said that 3,243 people had signed....???

Ben O (152)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 10:20 am

Kit B (276)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 10:41 am

The petition is just up today - but will no doubt gain ground as people learn more about this House Bill.

Yvonne White (229)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 10:53 am
Signed & Facebooked!:)

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 1:09 pm
Thank you for your support!
There are currently 3324 signatures

Terry King (113)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 3:58 pm
Action taken

wilma s. (0)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 4:21 pm
thanks, signed Let's go America, let's get this done!

Anthony Blackson (0)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 4:39 pm
This is the campaign I was looking for. I will support ths petition by sending as many people as possible. This is a GREAT start.

Michael Carney (217)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 5:20 pm
Noted, and signed, thanks Kit

Jeff C (10)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 6:15 pm
Thanks, Kit. I've signed and posted to my Facebook

Sheryl G (360)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 6:29 pm
Thank you for your support!
There are currently 3483 signatures
Thanks Kit, I'll make sure to forward this along.

Jeff C (10)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 6:42 pm
Sorry to post this here -- it is both off-topic and related -- but, is anyone else having trouble logging in to the Occupy group discussions on Care2? Sorry if it's disruptive but I couldn't find anywhere else to post this question that would reach other participants in the Occupy group

Kit B (276)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 6:47 pm

I have had trouble logging on to any group today or yesterday, submission of stories takes 2 or 3 times, many comments are lost and Care2 is S-L-O-W.

Jeff C (10)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 6:57 pm
Thanks, Kit, for the feedback. Good to know one is not alone. Perhaps it's a sign that Care2 will need to get a larger server to accommodate all the enthusiasm that Occupy discussions are generating here :)

William K (308)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 8:16 pm
Signed at 3509. Let's push this one through and then work on the money influencing the legislative process, too.

Susanne R (235)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 9:43 pm
It is absolutely essential that the Outlawing Corporate Cash Undermining the Public Interest in our Elections and Democracy (OCCUPIED) Amendment be passed! This is a very important way that those of us who are not able to join the protesters can lend our support to the cause.

Signed and noted! Thanks, Kit!

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Wednesday November 30, 2011, 10:39 pm
Signed at 3565 in support for OCCUPIED.Thank you Kit..

ewoud k (68)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 3:15 am
This amendment should pass; corporations have nothing to do in politics!

Thanks Kit!

Joe R (190)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 6:26 am
Signed and noted.

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 7:16 am
the submit button is faded out for me :( i cant sign it :( i will try later.

patricia lasek (317)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 7:18 am
signed. Thanks Kit.

LeMoyn Salmonsen (88)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 7:52 am
Signed #3603 - even though it’s obvious the Secret Government a.k.a. the Plutocracy, Inverted Totalitarianism, that actually dictates what laws and rules will or will not be allowed on the books. Which existing laws will be applied and upon whom they will be enforced. Determine what groups and individuals will be the exclusive beneficiaries of the Taxes paid by the masses. It, they, them, does not give a tinker’s damm what we the people think or how emphatically we petition their puppet government to our causes and concerns.

News flash you won’t see on the Fox (since the revolution will not be televised): There is no people’s government anymore. But of course the Motley Crew already recognizes this as fact. For the fence sitters, the dreamers, wishers, hopers and prayers among us, let me continue. Lincoln’s concept of a “government of the people, by the people, for the people” is a molden in the grave along side John Brown. The same, mass grave, in which the corpse of free enterprise Capitalism, the Constitution, Bill of Rights, along with all the other principals of a free and open society are buried.

All the rest of the nonsense they wave in our faces, like a red cape in the face of the bull, is smoke and mirrors, parlor tricks, flash bang grenades, designed to keep us preoccupied, dazed and bedazzled with a perpetual maze of distractions. Artificially heightened Stress load inducers, inflated Fear tactics, supper doper Sales on the latest and greatest Junk from China, abolishing of social services and paid for entitlements etc. Designed and implemented so we don’t have the time or inclination to STOP, in mass, to look behind the curtain as they manipulate us all into bondage and slavery.

Conspiracy nut ramblings? Not alone, just suppressed by the deluge of BS that allows an after glow twinkle of doubt.
Related Article in AlterNet. 6 Shocking Revelations About Wall Street's "Secret Government" you be your own judge, while you still can, before the Thought Police outlaw making your own informed judgments.

Kit B (276)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 8:23 am

Thank you Hawkeye, well said. Let's all hope and do something to be sure this bill like so many others is not diluted down to a useless collection of papers. Remember the healthcare bill? That began as 30 pages, then to mollify the right it grew in pages as it diluted the actual meaning and cost effectiveness.

What can you do to push this bill? Sign the petition and share it with others, write and call your representatives whether they are House or Senate, fill their offices with letters and phone calls - don't let up. Add the same unrelenting pressure to the office of the president. Write letters to the local newspapers, gather as much information about the out pouring of CASH to buy our elections. This will be a fight and we must be a part of that fight, or shut-up and stop complaining.

LeMoyn Salmonsen (88)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 8:26 am
I just pulled up my e-mail and find that Vance just posted the article I referenced above. NOTE IT: 6 Shocking Revelations About Wall Street's Secret Government

Eliza B (0)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 9:07 am
finally, we are waking up. welcome back!

Valerie Hammett (21)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 9:17 am

Kit B (276)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 9:37 am

Valerie here is the petition to support what you addressed above:

Mary T (178)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 9:40 am
Thanks Kit, Signed and shared, I have been having trouble with noting post for the last two days.

Kit B (276)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 9:53 am

Yes, Mary many if not all on Care2 are having the same problems, submission of articles are lost, comments do not get posted, notes are not registered, there are problems with personal messages as well, and most if all are not able to access their groups. Let's hope Care2 will have the problem fixed as soon as possible, by now they are well aware of the impact.

Caitlin G (29)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 11:03 am
Signed. :) Love the top comment, OP!

Janice P (55)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 11:45 am
Signed, noted, and will forward immediately.

Kit B (276)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 11:53 am

There are currently 3777 signatures - moving along. Please send this to friends on Care2 and your personal email friends. We need to promote this petition and the ideas included.

Thursday December 1, 2011, 12:46 pm
Thanks or forwarding this Janice. I signed and forwarded.

pam w (139)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 12:54 pm
Already done, thanks!

Vicky P (476)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 1:06 pm
signed and noted :)

Sheila D (28)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 1:26 pm
Thanks, Kit... Noted and signed.

Mary Alexander (23)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 1:41 pm
thanks so much to let me know about this I signed I hope it passes.

Henriette M (154)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 1:49 pm
Signed, Thanks Kit.

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 2:30 pm
Thanks, Kit! Sorry--I can't send you another green star this week, I would if I could.

Christopher Fowler (82)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 2:37 pm
Noted, Signed, posted on facebook and tweeted.

We need to reign in corporate spending on politics. Eliminating it and allowing the states and local governments to limit spending on campaigns.
End bought and paid for corporate shill politicians.

Debra Van Way (12)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 2:49 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 3:09 pm
Thanks Kit. Signed and sent. Now there are 3882 signatures.

Megan Beery (18)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 3:40 pm
So signed! Thanks for posting!

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 4:19 pm
3,109 signatures so far and gladly signed. Thanks Kit.

Fred Krohn (34)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 4:41 pm
I hope this helps reduce abuse in our elections. Our biggest problem right now is frauds liek ACORN, followed by that stupid 'corporations are persons' scam perpetrated by liberal pseudo-judge. I only disagree with regulating people who can afford to fund their own campaign; let them so long as they accept no donations. If they accept donations, all donated funds are regulated.

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 5:42 pm

Janet G (2)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 6:41 pm
Noted and signed, with pleasure!

Fran F (117)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 7:03 pm
Gladly signed, shared and noted! It's long past time we throw out the bizarre legal fiction that corporations are persons: sorry Koch brothers!

Susan L (150)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 7:52 pm
Signed and noted, of course. Thanks for posting this Kit.

Bonnie B (103)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 8:27 pm
Oh Yeah! and "they" say Occupy doesn't have a message....can you hear us now? Noted, Signed, posted on Facebook, thanks, Kit! I'll write my reps, too! They may push Occupy out of the parks..and right into the House and the Senate!

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 8:42 pm
thank you

Charlene Rush (2)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 8:51 pm
Even, if you dislike President Obama immensely, how can any rational conservative, consider a corporation a person?
Excuse me, I used the word RATIONAL.

Patricia E G (54)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 10:32 pm
Noted & Signed
Thank you

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Friday December 2, 2011, 1:47 am
Noted and signed thanks

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Friday December 2, 2011, 2:17 am
noted and signed

Kristy M (70)
Friday December 2, 2011, 4:50 am
Signed/ noted.

Kristen H (25)
Friday December 2, 2011, 5:09 am
signed & noted

annelies j (71)
Friday December 2, 2011, 6:19 am
Anyone want a loan of a few trillion, almost zero % interest??? Just ask the Federal reserves....They still wonder why the 99% are protesting???

annelies j (71)
Friday December 2, 2011, 6:31 am
Signed. Thanks!

Friday December 2, 2011, 7:07 am
Signed, thanks.

angela whatley (0)
Friday December 2, 2011, 7:39 am

Barbara K (60)
Friday December 2, 2011, 10:04 am
S & N, thanks, my friend for putting this out here. We absolutely MUST get the Corporations are buildings where business is done, they are not people. Let's see their birth certificates. No birth certificate? They are not people.

Shelli S (374)
Friday December 2, 2011, 10:15 am
Signed and noted.

Norm C (74)
Friday December 2, 2011, 3:14 pm
I wholeheartedly agree with eliminating full-blooded corporate personhood. I agree that for-profit organizations should be excluded from the political process.

However, it should be noted that the group calling itself Citizens United is a nonprofit and would still run as it is at present. Anyone can set up a nonprofit and call itself "educational" as have the Heritage Foundation, American Enterprise Institute, Discovery Institute and thousands more to feed specific non-profit groups like Americans for Prosperity, American Crossroads, etc.

Wording of any proposed amendment needs to be far more carefully crafted to cover all the bases and leave as little wiggle room as possible for the army of special interests' agents provacatuer to screw with it.

Judy C (97)
Friday December 2, 2011, 4:01 pm
It seems like Care2 is working properly now. Signed. Thanks Kit.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 3:26 am
Signed,thanks Kit.

Patricia E G (54)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 4:17 am
Oops... the # is 4353

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 8:00 am
Sign the Petition.
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I support H. J. Res 90, the OCCUPIED Amendment, to amend the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations are not people, that corporations cannot spend money in our elections, that Congress and the States can regulate corporations, and that Congress can limit and require full disclosure of all political contributions and expenditures by all individuals and private entities.
Sign the petition with FacebookThank you for your support!
There are currently 4399 signatures

finally i was able to sign it with a different browser :)

also signed the one you posted in comments Kit and will put in the occupy group :)

thansk !!

Cynthia Davis (340)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 10:02 am
Signed TY Kit

M B (62)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 1:22 pm
signed & noted. Thanks Kit.

Terrie Williams (798)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 6:22 pm
Thank you for your support!
There are currently 4506 signatures
Signed, noted and posted to FB

Nancy C (806)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 7:18 pm

Donna Hamilton (159)
Saturday December 3, 2011, 7:42 pm

Yvonne F (181)
Friday December 9, 2011, 10:28 am
Sorry, can't sign! US only! The corruption in Washington is shocking! It has to be stopped!
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