Toby Talbot, Associated Press
MONTPELIER, Vt. — More than 50 Vermont communities are going to be using their annual Town Meeting Day to push for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution declaring that corporations are not people.
States and communities across the country have considered or are considering similar calls.
The goal is to overturn the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. Critics say it poisoned the electoral process by unleashing unlimited and unregulated volumes of money into the electoral cycle.
Two Vermont communities that held their meetings over the weekend approved the idea by overwhelming votes.
Jericho resident Bill Butler says it's the beginning of a political movement.
But John McClaughry of the free-market think tank the Ethan Allen Institution calls the idea "wretched." He says groups should have the same rights as individuals.
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