Chagrin Falls Democracy Day
In November of 2014, Chagrin Falls voters passed an ordinance by 66% of the voters designating the third Saturday in March, in odd numbered years, a Democracy Day Public Hearing. The ordinance was a response to Citizens United, the Supreme Court decision in 2010 that established corporate personhood and deemed money as an expression of free speech.
In a reaction to this threat to our democracy, a national organization called Move to Amend was formed with the intent to amend the Constitution. In the past few years, Brecksville, Shaker Hts., Mentor, Toledo, Cleveland Hts, Cleveland, Newburgh Hts., Defiance and Dayton have also passed ordinances supporting this constitutional amendment.
In order to draw attention to the influence of money in politics we are calling a public meeting to be held March 18th at 9:00 am at Chagrin Falls Village Hall. Citizens will have the opportunity to speak uninterrupted on any topic having to do with the Constitution, money in politics, corporate influence on social/environmental/political policy, the concept of corporate personhood, writing of legislation by corporate lobbyists, state budgets which effect local spending, or any other topic which influences our democratic principles.
Please come and speak out. Your comments will be listened to and posted on the Village website. We welcome all citizens who want to curtail the influence the wealthy few have on our democracy.
21 W Washington St
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
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