State Senator Paul Mark filed our 2023 Massachusetts Statehouse Bill!
to declare that in Massachusetts “Corporations are NOT People, Money is NOT Speech”
Please ask your Legislator to Co-Sponsor! If they already have co-sponsored, please Thank them!
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SECTION 1. Corporations are not people and may be regulated. The rights afforded to the human inhabitants of this Commonwealth, under this Constitution, are not applicable to any corporation, corporate entity, or artificial person. Any references to persons, citizens, inhabitants, subjects, men, women, people, individuals, or like terms in this Constitution are not to be construed in any way to be referring to a corporation, corporate entity, or artificial person. All corporations, corporate entities, or artificial persons shall do business in Massachusetts under the regulation of laws passed by the Massachusetts General Court, which shall set the rights of such entities to do business to promote the common good and strengthen the social compact of this Commonwealth.
SECTION 2. The Massachusetts General Court may regulate and set reasonable limits on all political contributions and expenditures, to ensure that all individuals, regardless of their economic status, have access to the political process and that no individual gains more access or ability to influence in any way, the election of any candidate for public office, or any ballot measure. The Massachusetts General Court shall require that any and all permissible contributions and expenditures, including late donations, be publicly disclosed, in a timely manner, for the purpose of informing the people, before any vote is held.
SECTION 3. Nothing contained in this Amendment shall be construed to abridge the freedom of the press.
2019: Two State House bills
1. Bill H.85 would amend the Massachusetts Constitution, based on “Corporations Are Not People, Money Is Not Speech.” The bill is OUT OF COMMITTEE! Ask **your state legislators** to get statehouse leadership to get H.85 to the floor for a vote! Stayed tuned by visiting our Facebook page.
2. Bill H.686 requires disclosure of all original sources of political contributions, or a disclaimer is added to all advertisements that foreign nationals are most likely funding this advertisement.
Bills H.85 and H.686 were filed by State Rep. Paul Mark (Peru, Mass.).
Please ask your state legislators to support H.85 and H.686. If they already are supporting them, please thank them! (Click here for sample letter.) You can use it for both Reps and Senators, just tailor it for your Rep and Senator.
Fun Fact: During the last session, the PassMassAmendment bills H.933 and S.53 came OUT OF COMMITTEE! This was a huge step. The same language has been reissued as H.63. And we're going to try to get through committee again!
If you've already asked your legislator to support, and you want to help more, here are some ideas!
====== Also, feel free to THANK the CO-SPONSORS listed in the bills!
Here are some ways you can personalize your message.