Frequently Asked Questions

Q: If the people who form corporations have free speech rights, why shouldn’t corporations have those rights too?

A: Corporations aren’t citizens, they can’t vote or serve in the military; they’re never even mentioned in the Constitution and their “rights” are limited by law. If shareholders want to engage in politics, they can exercise their free speech rights or come together in groups where they combine their personal resources, not corporate revenues, to finance their speech.

Q: With Congress so badly divided, how can we hope to get a constitutional amendment passed?

A: It won’t be easy, but citizen uprisings have moved past Congresses and can do so again. The 17th amendment, which allows voters to select U.S. Senators, grew out of a citizen movement that pushed state legislators to petition Congress to submit an amendment to the states for ratification.

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