Resolved January 16th 2012:
THE MARTIN COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN SUPPORT OF A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO OVERTURN CITIZENS UNITED AND RECLAIM OUR DEMOCRACY:
WHEREAS, the U.S. Supreme Court has granted corporations the status of persons and equated money with speech, although these ideas are mentioned nowhere in the Constitution; and,
WHEREAS, in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission the court decided that limiting corporate electoral spending violates the "free speech rights" of corporate "persons";
THEREFORE, RESOLVED that the DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF MARTIN COUNTY calls for amending the United States and Florida Constitutions to declare that corporations are not entitled to the protections or "rights" of human beings and to declare that the expenditure of corporate money is not a form of constitutionally protected speech.
FURTHER RESOLVED, the Martin County Democratic Party will advocate for integration of this position into the state and national platform of the Democratic Party.