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{{tnr}}A '''Mendocino County Definition of a Corporation, Measure F''' ballot question is on the {{nov06ca2012}} for voters in {{mendocino}}.<ref name=f>[http://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/ci_21274269/vote-measure-f ''Ukiah Daily Journal'', "Vote for Measure F", August 9, 2012]</ref>
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{{tnr}}A '''Mendocino County Definition of a Corporation, Measure F''' ballot question was on the {{nov06ca2012}} for voters in {{mendocino}}, where it was '''approved'''.<ref name=f>[http://www.ukiahdailyjournal.com/ci_21274269/vote-measure-f ''Ukiah Daily Journal'', "Vote for Measure F," August 9, 2012]</ref>
  
If Measure F is approved, it will instruct the federal and state lawmakers who represent residents of {{mendocino}} to draft and sponsor an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that states that corporations are not persons.<ref name=f/>
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Measure F nstructed the federal and state lawmakers who represent residents of {{mendocino}} to draft and sponsor an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that states that corporations are not persons.<ref name=f/>
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As of August 2012, 11 towns and counties in the United States have passed local ballot measures similar to proposed Measure F. 20 other similar measures are in progress in other local municipalities.
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==Election results==
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{{Short outcome
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| title = Measure F
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| yes = 24,492
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| yespct = 74.71
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| no = 8,289
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| nopct = 25.29
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| unresolved =
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| state = Local
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| percent = 50.00
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:''Final certified results from the [http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/acr/current.htm Mendocino County elections office].''
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==Support==
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* Margaret Koster was the inland co-chair of the effort to pass Measure F. She said, "This has been an all volunteer effort of ordinary citizens and the volunteers found that most people were eager to sign the petition. Many people were happy to take our flyers to learn more about the issue."<ref name=koster/>
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==Ballot question==
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  text = '''Measure F:''' "Should the elected representatives of Mendocino County be instructed to enact resolutions calling for amendment to the United States Constitution to establish that 1) only human beings and not corporations are endowed with constitutional rights, and 2) that money does not constitute speech and therefore political contributions can be regulated?"
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==Path to the ballot==
 
==Path to the ballot==
  
The "Move To Amend Coalition of Mendocino County" collected signatures to qualify Measure F for the ballot.<ref name=f/>
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The "Move To Amend Coalition of Mendocino County" collected 5,661 signatures to qualify Measure F for the ballot.<ref name=koster>[http://www.mendocinobeacon.com/news/ci_21219254/move-amend-nov-ballot ''Mendocino Beacon'', "Move to Amend on Nov. ballot," August 8, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
  
* [[City of Richmond Advisory Measure on the Definition of a Corporation (November 2012)]]
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* [[:Category:Local definition of a corporation, California, 2012|Local ballot measures defining a corporation]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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* [http://movetoamend.org/ "Move to Amend" website]
 
* [http://movetoamend.org/ "Move to Amend" website]
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* [http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/acr/pdf/Measure_F.pdf Text of Measure F]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 07:36, 20 March 2014

A Mendocino County Definition of a Corporation, Measure F ballot question was on the November 6, 2012 ballot for voters in Mendocino County, where it was approved.[1]

Measure F nstructed the federal and state lawmakers who represent residents of Mendocino County to draft and sponsor an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that states that corporations are not persons.[1]

As of August 2012, 11 towns and counties in the United States have passed local ballot measures similar to proposed Measure F. 20 other similar measures are in progress in other local municipalities.

Election results

Measure F
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 24,492 74.71%
No8,28925.29%
Final certified results from the Mendocino County elections office.

Support

  • Margaret Koster was the inland co-chair of the effort to pass Measure F. She said, "This has been an all volunteer effort of ordinary citizens and the volunteers found that most people were eager to sign the petition. Many people were happy to take our flyers to learn more about the issue."[2]

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Measure F: "Should the elected representatives of Mendocino County be instructed to enact resolutions calling for amendment to the United States Constitution to establish that 1) only human beings and not corporations are endowed with constitutional rights, and 2) that money does not constitute speech and therefore political contributions can be regulated?"[3]

Path to the ballot

The "Move To Amend Coalition of Mendocino County" collected 5,661 signatures to qualify Measure F for the ballot.[2]

See also

External links

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ukiah Daily Journal, "Vote for Measure F," August 9, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mendocino Beacon, "Move to Amend on Nov. ballot," August 8, 2012
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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