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Move To Amend Movement Plans To Rubber Stamp Dollar Bills To Protest Citizens United

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Co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s Homemade Inc. Ben Cohen listens during a news conference at the National Press Club December 12, 2011 in Washington, DC.
Co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s Homemade Inc. Ben Cohen listens during a news conference at the National Press Club December 12, 2011 in Washington, DC.

Ben and Jerry's co-founder Ben Cohen wants your dollar bills.

Cohen -- a bankroller of the Occupy movement -- is participating in the launch of Move To Amend, which encourages people to rubber stamp dollar bills to protest the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision made in 2010, opening the floodgates for unlimited political spending by corporations.

The stamps will feature a number statements such as: "Corporations are not people," "Money is not speech," and "Not to be used for bribing politicians," according to a Move to Amend press release.

The organization seeks to do just as its name suggests: build support for amending the Constitution to say that corporations do not have the same rights as people and that money is not a form of speech. Such amendment would, in theory, overturn Citizens United.

"Politicians rubber stamp legislation that benefits profit over people," Move to Amend spokesman David Cobb stated in a press release. "We are rubber stamping money to remind lawmakers that they serve 'We the People,' not 'We the Corporations.'"

Could rubber stamping dollar bills get you in trouble?

Cohen's lawyer told Yahoo! News that it is legal to rubber-stamp dollar bills as long as they are still legible afterward.

Supporters of a constitutional amendment that would overturn Citizens United include Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Twenty resolutions urging the overturning of Citizens United have been introduced in state legislatures; two such resolutions have passed in New Mexico and Hawaii.

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