July 19th, 2012
Although corporations can and do make important contributions to our society using advantages that the government has wisely granted them, the people of the city and county of San Francisco do not consider them natural persons.

 —Text from a non-binding policy statement introduced by San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos that officially opposes the Supreme Court’s Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission ruling

According to the San Francisco Examiner, the Board of Supervisors Rules Committee approved the measure on Monday, and the full board is expected to vote next Tuesday on whether or not to place it on the ballot for voters in November. What do you think of the declaration?

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