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


Move to Amend Reports on Intersections between Immigrant Rights and Democracy Movements

July 28, 2016

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

United We Dream is much more than a lovely thought. It’s a cutting edge organization run by youth for undocumented youth. Ambar Pinto is one such youth coming from Bolivia to the US with her mother at age 12, and now works for United We Dream fighting deportations, and at the intersections of commonality within the undocumented and other oppressed communities. Join us for this eye-opening discussion!

Move to Amend Reports on Intersections Between Democracy Movements with Elsa Lakew

July 21, 2016

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

Elsa Lakew, organizer for Black Lives Matter DC, Maryland, Virginia, is joining us for an update on the Black Lives Matter movement and to deepen our conversation on the intersections between movements for democracy, racial justice, and amending the Constitution to abolish corporate rule!

Clinton to Overturn Citizens United? Don't Count on It, But Be Prepared!

July 21, 2016

Citizens United didn't break our campaign finance system; it merely opened the floodgates of money already polluting the broken system. Overturning it won’t fix the root of the problem, and it certainly won’t fix our broken democracy.


AUGUST 15-19: We The People Lobby Week

July 20, 2016

Co-sponsorship doesn’t just happen because it’s the right thing to do. Move to Amend affiliates and supporters made appeals to their members of Congress and went on to build relationships and educate the staff. Seven co-sponsors have signed on since our May Lobby Day—it works!

Join us for the We the People Lobby Week conference call on July 26 to learn how you can help us secure at least 4 more co-sponsors during the We the People Lobby Week coming up August 15 - 19.