We the People, Not We the Corporations

 

On January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. Human beings are people; corporations are legal fictions.

We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.

The Supreme Court is misguided in principle, and wrong on the law. In a democracy, the people rule.

We Move to Amend.

". . . corporations have no consciences, no beliefs, no feelings, no thoughts, no desires. Corporations help structure and facilitate the activities of human beings, to be sure, and their 'personhood' often serves as a useful legal fiction. But they are not themselves members of “We the People” by whom and for whom our Constitution was established."

             ~Supreme Court Justice Stevens, January 2010

 

Announcements

Call to Amend!

May 9, 2016

In May 1886, the Supreme Court granted corporations equal protection under the 14th Amendment in Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad -- creating the corporate “person.” 

Move to Amend Reports LIVE from Washington DC with Artful Activist Eleanor Goldfield!

May 7, 2016

This May 6-9, the Move to Amend Coalition is converging on Washington DC for its first-ever National Leadership Summit. Join us this Saturday, May 7th, at 6pm PST / 9pm EST for a LIVE broadcast from the 4-H National Conference Center, where we'll hear the latest on-the-ground developments from Move to Amend's National Leadership Team and discuss artful activism and the role of art in people-led movements with front-woman for the Rooftop Revolutionaries, Eleanor Goldfield!

Move to Amend Reports on Democracy Awakening

May 5, 2016

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our weekly podcast. New shows released every Thursday morning!

This week, we’re talking with Move to Amend East Coast Volunteer Coordinator, Johannes Epke who spent a few days representing Move to Amend at the multi-day event Democracy Awakening in Washington DC.  Johannes gives us the full scoop on what the event held, high points, low points, and some very important lessons on the current democracy movement.