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April 16, 2012: (video) News conference to announce projected victory
April 11, 2012: Organizers project victory in corporate power ballot initiative
February 12, 2012: City ballot initiative seeks to curb corporate power
IN THE NEWS
Anti-corporate personhood initiative stalled, KUER, July 7, 2012
“What I would like to do as a city council member is propose that as a council; we not only put the Move to Amend petition on the ballot for voters to decide. But furthermore, we change our ordinances in such a way that by default any voter-sponsored petition goes on the ballot and it would take an act of the city council to remove it from the ballot.”
Move to Amend asks Utah high court to ease ballot access, Salt Lake Tribune, June 27, 2012
"The citizens’ right to direct democracy is right there in the [state] Constitution. The Utah Legislature, with a thousand cuts, has done everything in its power to kill that right."
Move to Amend organizers go to Utah Supreme Court, KCPW, June 26, 2012
“If the Supreme Court accepts our opinion that the people, through initiative and referenda, have all the rights of the legislature, there are many other restrictions and state laws that the legislature has passed that could be struck down under the precedent that we’re seeking,”
Move to Amend initiative could conflict with state law, KCPW, June 6, 2012
"Despite having the support of Mayor Ralph Becker and the chair of the Salt Lake City Council, a proposed ballot initiative calling for an end to corporate personhood in Salt Lake City has hit a snag, even though organizers gathered and submitted the required number of signatures."
SLC Council poised to outflank state law on citizens petitions, Salt Lake Tribune, June 6, 2012
"We’re happy the City Council agrees that this is an important issue that should be on the ballot."
Move to Amend submits signatures to the county, KCPW, April 16, 2012
“SuperPacs have developed where corporations are giving hundreds of millions of dollars to our candidates and our elected officials with the results being that instead of them representing us, they are representing corporate interests."
Successful petition drive could put corporate-power measure on the ballot, Salt Lake Tribune, April 16, 2012
"This is not just about money in politics. This is a democracy movement … it's a movement about everyday people declaring their independence from corporate rule."
Move to Amend, KSL Sunday Edition with Bruce Lindsay, April 8 2012
"more than half of the $60 million dollars collected so far by PACs for the 2012 presidential race has come from just 24 millionaire and billionaire executives."
Efforts broaden to overturn Citizens United court case on super PACs, Salt Lake Tribune, April 5 2012
"For more than a century, court cases have favored corporations with a broad array of human rights that span not only the First Amendment, Sanders said, but also the Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth. 'We’re saying that corporations are not people and should not have any human rights.'"
David Cobb: Find your righteous anger, Salt Lake City Weekly, April 4, 2012
"We only came into existence in 2010, and we already have several hundreds of thousands of people participating. This movement is growing and growing quickly—quicker than any movement I’ve ever seen."
Free for all speech, Catalyst Magazine, March 30 2012
"As Supreme Court Justice Stevens said in his dissent in Citzens United: 'A democracy cannot function effectively when its constituent members believe laws are being bought and sold.'"
Corporate personhood and the new super citizens, Catalyst Magazine, Feb. 29, 2012
"The dirty truth is that what we no longer live in a democracy, but in a plutocracy. Rule by the rich, which follows the (other) Golden Rule, 'Those who have the gold make the rules.'"
Group works to ready ballot initiative to curb corporations, Salt Lake Tribune, Feb. 16 2012
"This is not a walk in the park. We’re going to be doing things that profoundly threaten the corporate elite in this country, which includes the Democratic and Republican parties."
(audio) Move to Amend Salt Lake on RadioActive!, KRCL 90.9 FM, Feb. 13 2012
"As the influence of 'super-PACs' dominate the presidential campaign, the national 'Move to Amend' movement has come to Utah."
Move to Amend organizes against corporate personhood in Salt Lake City, Examiner.com, Feb. 15 2012
"The issue at stake is sovereignty. We're demanding our rights back."
SLC group to fight ruling that corporations are people, Salt Lake City Weekly, Feb. 7 2012
“The task before us is big and beautiful ... to educate, agitate, and mobilize thousands of people to rise up and reclaim their democracy.”
Protesters in Utah, U.S. take aim at political spending ruling, Salt Lake Tribune, Jan. 20 2012
"When I served four years in the military, it wasn’t so that Bechtel, KBR, Halliburton and all the other corporations could make money and buy politicians to further drag out the war and create policies that support all that. I fought for the Constitution, for representation and for freedom of the American people."