About 200 people showed up at Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square Friday to protest the notion of corporate personhood.
Rain spattered the nine protesters dressed as Supreme Court justices, their black robes blazoned with corporate sponsorship logos in the style of NASCAR.
“Because the Supreme Court has interpreted our Constitution to say that corporations have the rights of people, and that money is the same as political speech, it will take a constitutional amendment establishing that is not the case,” said Madden.
Erin Madden volunteers with Occupy Portland. She says those interested in the issue are undeterred by Portland voters’ rejection of a publicly-funded campaign finance system in 2010.
Several other groups took part in the demonstration, including one called movetoamend.org
|Occupy The Courts Protest - Photos by Arashi Young|