Nearly a year after many Vermont towns supported
resolutions calling for the reversal of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United
decision that gave corporations the same rights as people, a new grassroots effort plans to
expand the idea by giving the Earth "rights."
We talk to Sanders about gas prices, which have been notably higher in northwestern Vermont, Citizens United, FEMA Irene reimbursements, the recently passed
Transportation Bill, which provides about $464 million to Vermont, and gun
control, in the wake of the shooting in Aurora, Colorado.
Many Vermont towns will take up the hot-button national issue of corporate
personhood. But some say it has no place at their meetings because it is
a national issue and they’ve got plenty else to worry about.
Many cities and towns are
putting the hot-button national issue of corporate personhood on their local
petition, residents across Vermont have requested that an article be placed
on ballots asking voters whether they support overturning the Supreme Court’s
Citizens United decision.