When governments and corporations fail to act in a way that reflects the value of all of life on Earth, they must be protested.
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Don’t miss the conclusion of our enlightening two-part discussion with one of the country’s foremost independent journalists and anti-war activists, Norman Solomon, as he talks with us about how the connections between journalism, corporations, and the military-industrial complex will shape the future of democracy and the fates of whistleblowers exposing corruption.
We can make it clear that money is not speech, and that Congress and the States have the right to regulate spending in elections. We can make it clear that corporations are not people, and have no constitutional rights to finance elections or to overrule democratic legislation and regulations. We need to restore the rights of Congress and the States to regulate spending on elections, and the only way to do that, short of a new Court, is through a constitutional amendment.
To help build the movement addressing the problem of big money in politics, reformers need to reframe the issue in a way that engages voters by emphasizing issues that affect their daily lives. That was the message from an Oct. 15 forum in Durham, North Carolina titled "Money in Politics as a Civil Rights Issue" that brought together a panel of elected officials, legal scholars and reform advocates.
Reformers should articulate "campaign finance as the problem of political participation," said Professor Guy-Uriel Charles, founding director of the Center on Law, Race and Politics at the Duke University School of Law in Durham. "[Campaign finance] is a civil rights problem."
Last week, the Move to Amend national leadership team met in El Cerrito, California for our annual meeting. Board members and staff gathered together to analyze our growth and capacity, internal projects and programs, budget and operations, status within the larger movement, and our progress towards accomplishing our mission to pass the We the People Amendment and establish real participatory democracy. We’ll be reporting back in full to you, as soon as the information is collated.
Move to Amend remains on track, big time: still growing, still organizing, still advancing and still working to end corporate rule. On the flip side, we still struggle to meet our budgetary goals. Please contribute today.
Banks and corporations are being liberated from the rule of law, and are ripping the world apart.
In almost every nation, the interests of economic elites tend to weigh more heavily with governments than those of the electorate. Banks, corporations and land owners wield an unaccountable power, that works with a nod and a wink within the political class.
Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our weekly podcast. Every Thursday at 7am Pacific/ 10am Eastern.
This week features immigrant-rights activist and founder of Latino Advocacy, LLC, Maru Mora-Villalpando to share her story as an undocumented immigrant in a conversation about the growing resistance to immigrant detention centers and how the undocumented community is organizing the #Not1More Campaign to end deportation.