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02/12/2013 05:54 pm ET | Updated Apr 14, 2013

Constitutional Amendment Introduced in Congress Ensuring Rights for People, Not Corporations (VIDEO)

A grassroots movement has arrived in Washington.

Move to Amend reports:

The movement for constitutional reforms that would end what organizers call "corporate rule" has arrived in the chambers of Congress. This morning, two members of the U.S. House of Representatives joined Move to Amend by announcing their sponsorship of the "We the People Amendment," which clearly and unequivocally states that:

Rights recognized under the Constitution belong to human beings only, and not to government-created artificial legal entities such as corporations and limited liability companies; and
Political campaign spending is not a form of speech protected under the First Amendment.

In this video, George Friday, Ben Manski, and Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN) introduce the resolution, with Rep. Rick Nolan (DFL-Minnesota), saying: "It's time to take the shaping and molding of public policy out of corporate boardrooms, away from the corporate lobbyists, and put it back in city halls -- back with county boards and state legislatures -- and back in the Congress where it belongs."

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