Dozens Of Towns Want Corporate Personhood Amendment

03/07/12 5:25AM By Ross Sneyd

Voters in at least three dozen towns want Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations aren't people.

They adopted a nonbinding resolution on Town Meeting Day asking that the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision be overturned.

That's the 2010 ruling that recognized the rights of corporations to participate in campaigns.

Kevin Rushing in the town of Chittenden says the ruling has distorted campaigns, and he wants Vermont's congressional delegation to act.

(Rushing) "I hope Bernie Sanders and Pat Leahy and Peter Welch get involved in this and push it and keep the super PACs from controlling the presidency."

Senator Sanders and Congressman Welch have been strong backers of the resolutions.

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