Our Hidden History of Corporations in the United States

In the early days of our country, business corporations were intended to serve a specific purpose–performing one designated business activity–and nothing else. Our country’s founders had a healthy fear of corporations and allowed them to form only with strict limits. Most of this vital history is unknown to citizens today, but it can provide critical understanding and tools for solving today’s most pressing problems.

Personalizing the Impersonal: Corporations and the Bill of Rights

A comprehensive law review article which offers the most thorough legal analysis to date of the process by which corporations have seized specific constitutional rights

What is Citizens United? | An Introduction

supreme court justices who decided citizens united

Citizens United is two different but related things: a Political Action Committee (PAC) in Washington, D.C., and a Supreme Court case about election spending in which the aforementioned PAC was the plaintiff. Both lie at the center of a debate over the role corporations should play in society.

Corporate Personhood

Contents Introduction to Corporate Personhood Controversies Relating to Corporate Personhood In-depth Articles and Resources Significant U.S. Court Cases in the Evolution of Corporate “Rights” Our Campaigns and What You Can Do Groups Challenging Corporate Personhood Other Initiatives Challenging Corporate Personhood Complete Index of Corporate Personhood Articles at Reclaim Democracy Introduction to Corporate Personhood Our Bill […]

About Reclaim Democracy!

Reclaim Democracy! works to create a representative democracy with an actively participating public, where citizens don’t merely choose from a menu of options determined by elites, but play an active role in guiding the country and its political agenda. We believe that one’s influence should be a direct result of the quality of one’s ideas […]

Canyon Resources Corporation Seizes the (Ballot) Initiative

Montana Initiative 147 Illustrates a Widespread Threat to Democracy

Abolish Corporate Personhood

A thorough description of corporate personhood and why it needs to be abolished.