KENNEWICK, WA - Move to amend Tri-Cities is trying to collect enough signatures to get an initiative on the Washington state ballot and join several other states working to amend the U.S. Constitution and overturn a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
The ruling in favor of Citizens United gave corporations similar rights as people. (Citizens United is an organization that aims to restore government to the citizen's control.)
Move to amend Tri-Cities recently started collecting signatures.
The local leader of Move to Amend Tri-Cities, Karen Rampage explained they do not think corporations should count as people and that is why they are on board with Initiative 1329.
"We want to get on the ballot this November so that the voters of Washington state can vote and tell our Washington delegates our congressional folks that we want them to propose an amendment to the Constitution," Rampage said.
Statewide they will need to gather 250,000 valid signatures in order to get their initiative on the ballot
They are looking to get 13,000 of those locally.
The group is holding meetings and trainings for new petitioners for the next several weeks. For more information visit them on Facebook.