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I-161 supporters rally for national change

By KECI Staff
Published On: Jan 30 2013 02:29:54 PM MST
Updated On: Jan 21 2013 03:24:48 PM MST

Secretary Treasurer of Missoula area central labor council, Mick Harsell speaks to the the crowd in front of the Missoula Federal Courthouse.

MISSOULA, Mont. -

Move to Amend supporters rallied on the steps of the federal courthouse Monday in Missoula. Missoula Move to Amend is a local representation of a national movement.

All over the country, Move to Amend supporters advocate for an amendment to the constitution that would no longer recognize corporations as people.

Today was the three-year mark for a Supreme Court ruling in the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which gave corporations constitutional rights as people.

On the November ballot, Montanans passed a statewide measure (I-161) to make politicians and lawmakers punishable if they give corporations the same right as a person in the court of law.

The local group organized a rally on the federal courthouse steps in Missoula to celebrate the passing of this measure in Montana. They also spoke about the continuing efforts of the organization in other states and on a national level.