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

Another Bill Introduced Expanding Corporate "Rights" Above the Rest of Us

July 31, 2015

In April, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) introduced H.R. 1927, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015, co-sponsored by Trent Franks (R-AZ). Both Goodlatte and Franks are recipients of corporate largesse through board members’ and shareholders’ contributions and PACs.

According to a Huffington Post article, the bill would strip “away consumer protections on everything from deceptive advertising to privacy invasions. It could roll back wage-theft protections for workers, antitrust protections for small businesses and securities-fraud protections for investors.” Brown vs, the Board of Education would never have seen the light of day.

Neil Young goes on tour with pro-GMO labeling groups to promote new 'Monsanto Years' album

July 29, 2015

Neil Young is on tour for his new studio album The Monsanto Years. He has invited 12 non-profits to join him to raise awareness about the corporate takeover of farming and the food supply, environmental degradation and GMO labeling issues like the one Vermont is currently fighting.

Move to Amend is one of the non-profits that will be touring with Young through Colorado, Nebraska, Ohio, New York, Michigan, New Jersey, Vermont and Massachusetts.

Move to Amend Reports on What the (BLEEP) Happened to Detroit

July 27, 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.

We conclude our series highlighting the Detroit community in its struggle against corporate rule with a conversation about black "nation-building." We talk with local organizer and cultural activist Will Copeland about how Detroit’s black community is organizing to build a self-determining, self-sustaining culture.

Move to Amend Reports on America's Founding and Constitutional Myths

July 1, 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 we celebrate America’s Independence Day with acclaimed author and historian Ray Raphael to talk with us about the myths surrounding our nation’s founding and the original intent of the Constitution.

Move to Amend is Touring With Neil Young in July!

June 22, 2015

Move to Amend is *thrilled* to announce that we have been invited to join Neil Young on his upcoming tour for his new studio album, The Monsanto Years.

Neil and team have invited 12 non-profits to join his tour to help raise awareness about the corporate takeover of farming and of our food supply, as well as climate change and other environmental issues, and Move to Amend is one of them.

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