Moving Forward with Protests

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Move to Amend and MoveOn volunteers from Clallam and Jefferson counties hold freeway banners at River Road on May 10. Sequim was one of 50 cities that saw residents participating in the Day of Action Against “Corporate Personhood.” May 10 marked the 127th anniversary of the Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad decision, in which the Supreme Court first ruled that corporations are “persons” entitled to rights under the U.S Constitution. The group’s protest was to call for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to overrule the Supreme Court and declare that only human beings have Constitutional rights, and to draw attention prior to a ballot initiative in 2014. “We have seen a steady expansion of corporate power and wealth at the expense of the rights of people and communities,” Andrea Radich, facilitator of Clallam County MoveToAmend, said in a statement. “We’re protesting today to say enough is enough.” Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

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