Virginia Greens Speak Up
Against Corporations And Look Forward To Cobb's Visit
Contact: Scott Burger, Green Party of Virginia ,
For Immediate Release
With Fourth of July holiday celebrations over, Greens across Virginia are eager
to work towards freeing their government from the undue influence of
corporations. This should come as no surprise as
the Green Party of the United States has actively called for repeal of
corporate personhood and the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling as well as
an end to the influence of corporate PAC money on elections.
On May 4 of this year, the Green Party of Virginia adopted the following
resolution at a regularly scheduled meeting:
RESOLVED, the Green Party of Virginia stands in defense of democracy from the
corrupting effects of undue corporate power by calling for amending the United
States Constitution to establish that:
1. Corporations may neither claim for themselves nor limit the rights of persons
or of citizens;
2. The right to spend money or direct economic resources to influence elections,
legislation, or the decisions of government is not unlimited.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we encourage our local, state and federal
representatives, as well as organizations that value the health of democracy,
to enact resolutions and legislation to advance this effort.
As part of these efforts, Greens are looking forward to an upcoming visit to the
Southeast by 2004 Green Party
Presidential candidate David Cobb on behalf of the citizens'
organization, MoveToAmend.org. Cobb
deserves recognition for not only his electoral efforts, but his
civil rights protest of the vote tampering in Ohio. Cobb will be in
Richmond, VA on Wednesday, July 11 at 7:30 pm at the Friends Meeting Hall,
located at 4500 Kensington Ave, Richmond, Virginia 23221-1827. After that, Cobb
will be attending the
Green Party National Convention in Baltimore. For more information on
Cobb's tour schedule, please check MoveToAmend.org's Campaign Calendar.
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GPVA Press Secretary: Scott Burger