On Monday October 18 Green Change issued a press release entitled “Green candidates call for end of corporate personhood” announcing that 110 Green Party candidates nationwide are calling for a “Green New Deal” to end the legal doctrine of corporate personhood, which grants corporations constitutional rights that had previously been reserved for people.
The announcement was viewed by over 10,000 people in the first 24 hours. On the popular news site reddit, the story surged to the front page with well over 1,000 readers voting it up.
Green Party candidates for Governor in Tennessee and Arkansas, as well as for US Senate in Arkansas, earned mention for opposing corporate personhood in the Memphis Commercial Appeal in an article entitled “Green Party calls for change in legal status of corporations”.
Green Party candidates for US House of Representatives in Connecticut also earned mention in a piece in the Norwich Bulletin entitled “Green Party targets corporate election rights”.
Here is the full text of the Green Change press release:
110 Green Party candidates nationwide are calling for a “Green New Deal” to end the legal doctrine of corporate personhood, which grants corporations constitutional rights that had previously been reserved for people.
In addition, in August the U.S. Green Party endorsed
“stripping [corporations] of artificial ‘personhood’ and constitutional protections,” along with “revoking the charters of corporations that routinely violate safety, health, environmental protection or other laws.”
In contrast, neither the Democratic nor the Republican parties support ending corporate personhood, or revoking the corporate charters of lawless corporations.
“Democrats and Republicans together have installed the judges who have brought corporate rule to America,” said Gary Ruskin, co-founder of Green Change
, a national political organization. “If you want to fix the economy, clean up corruption in Washington, and save the environment, then vote Green to abolish corporate personhood.” Continue Reading