“Amend-o-Matic” Will Visit Nearly 50 Cities to Gather Support for a Constitutional Amendment to Get Money Out of Politics
Today, Ben Cohen, co-founder of super-premium ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s, and organizers with the Move to Amend Coalition, launched a bold new campaign aiming to return government to the hands of the people. The “Amend-O-Matic” is part art spectacle, part money-stamping machine, part road-worthy vehicle, and will allow participants to insert dollar bills to be printed with slogans such as “Corporations are not people,” “Money is not speech;” and “Not to be used for bribing politicians.”
… Polling indicates that nearly 80% of Americans are in favor of getting money out of politics, with a majority supporting an amendment to establish that corporations are not entitled to Constitutional rights. The Citizens United decision allows corporate money to drown out the voice of the people with over $2 billion expected to be spent to influence the 2012 presidential election.
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