Jennifer Pierce reports that the Conway City Council voted 7-0 tonight in favor of a resolution that says corporations are not people. This is part of a national movement to amend the Constitution if necessary to overturn the Citizens United ruling in favor of corporate personhood.
Conway joins Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, North Little Rock and Pine Bluff in adopting this resolution.
Little Rock loves corporations, particularly the corporate personage of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce which gets direct financial subsidies from the city and holds critical power in shaping city decisions that grimy little citizen people can only dream of. Oppose corporate personhood? Not this bunch. Check the campaign contributions of the at-large directors who cast the swing votes on major issues. Corporate Arkansas is their middle name.