Daily Archives: August 12, 2015

Push to end corporate campaign funding comes to Bainbridge

I-735National effort to amend the U.S. Constitution, declaring corporations are not people and money does not equal speech, is coming to Bainbridge Island.

David Cobb, founding member of the national organization Move to Amend, will be in Washington to support I-735. The bill would ask state officials to push Congress to say corporations are not people and all political contributions should be regulated, as well as made public.

WAmend, the Washington Coalition to Amend the Constitution is the group behind the local  I-735 petitioning effort and the move to get signatures for a 2016 ballot initiative.

David Cobb
David Cobb

Kitsap Sun political reporter Steve Gardner reported on local petition efforts for I-735 on his blog.

Cobb will speak at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church — 105 Winslow Way — on Aug. 17 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

He will talk about how corporations gained constitutional rights, how money influences elections and voters can “win back democracy,” according to WAmend’s website.