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

Move to Amend Reports on Occupy Oak Flat with Tribal Councilman Wendsler Nosie

May 25, 2015

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our internet radio program. Every Thursday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern. This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.

This week features Tribal Councilman Wendsler Nosie of the San Carlos Apache Tribe to talk with us about the ongoing occupation of their sacred Oak Flat region, in protest of Arizona's land exchange with mining company Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of London-based multinational corporation Rio Tinto.

Move to Amend Reports on We The People Amendment with Thom Hartmann

May 17, 2015

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our internet radio program. Every Thursday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern. This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.

This week features author and radio personality Thom Hartmann to talk with us about the movement to amend the Constitution and House Joint Resolution 48 -- the We The People Amendment.

Global Corporate Rule

May 11, 2015

Our vision of transformative democracy could essentially be shattered by the passage of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade deal negotiated in secret by trans-national corporations and appointed government officials. 

The Senate is likely to vote tomorrow on whether to give Fast Track authority to the President to put the TPP in place.  Your action is needed today...

Move to Amend Reports on Robin & Laird Monahan and the Racial Healing Video Selfie Challenge

May 11, 2015

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our internet radio program. Every Thursday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern. This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.

This week features two segments: actor, filmmaker and anti-racism activist Dixon D. White talks about his viral YouTube videos and the Racial Healing Video Selfie Challenge, and Move to Amend grassroot organizers Robin Monahan and Tom Starkey talk about Robin & Laird Monahan’s Walk Across the United States raising awareness about corporate constitutional rights and money as speech.