Since January 2010, corporations have been legally allowed to spend unlimited amounts of money in our elections on behalf of candidates who, when elected, owe the corporations favors. So even though “we the people” go to the polls and vote for candidates, once they’re in office they must work on behalf of the corporate interests, not what’s good for American families.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a case called Citizens United vs. FEC that corporations have the same rights as people, and that their unlimited corporate spending is the same as our free speech. We disagree—because only people are people.
San Francisco’s Proposition G says “Corporations Aren’t People and SuperPACS Aren’t Free Speech!”
San Francisco Prop G, Motion for Corporate Personhood
Motion ordering submitted to the voters a policy declaration that supports limits on political campaign contributions and spending and opposes artificial corporate rights, giving corporations the same rights entitled to human beings, at an election to be held on November 6, 2012.
San Francisco Ballot Measure Status: Qualified for November 6, 2012 ballot
For more information on Prop G and how you can help, please contact Helen Grieco at 415.531.1774 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.