As local city councils tackle corporate personhood, Ellison pushes for constitutional amendment opposing it

Print

The St. Paul City Council unanimously passed a resolution on June 13th to support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would declare that corporations are not people.

The Minneapolis City Council is expected to take up a similar measure.   This is part of an effort called “Resolutions Week” where local units of government nationwide are being asked to take a position on the issue of corporate personhood and the Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” decision.

Minnesota’s Fifth District Congressman Keith Ellison has been active in the effort to push a Constitutional amendment.  He talked with KFAI’s Terry Carter on The Takeaway. [Audio below]