Nancy Wade | Chicago Reader

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Re: “Moore and Emanuel block elected school board

Ben, I helped with both the efforts to get an elected school board referendum and the Move to Amend referendum on the ballot.

It does look like the elected school board referendum fell due to Mayoral pressure. We have to come back even stronger on it. However, the Move to Amend referendum is the one that says: "should the U.S. Congress pass a bill 'empowering the federal government and the states to regulate and limit political contributions from corporations?'" It is far from inconsequential. It is a victory for Chicago citizens to have it on the ballot.

Our group, Move to Amend Chicago, is part of a national movement that aims to do no less than amend the Constitution to declare that corporations are not people and money is not speech. That is, to nullify the Citizen's United decision. We are starting with municipalities and moving to a state-level effort. We intend to take our democracy back from corporate rule.

I'm sure you don't consider the Move to Amend effort "laughably trivial". It is fundamental to reclaiming our democracy.

Nancy Wade, Green Party candidate for congress, 5th District

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Posted by Nancy Wade on 08/01/2012 at 2:04 PM

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