North Shore Move to Amend

Date Established: 

November 2011

The local Move to Amend affiliate for North Shore area of Massachusetts includes but is not limited to:
Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Ipswich, Lynn, Manchester, Marblehead, Nahant, Newburyport,, Peabody, Salem, Swampscott.


'We Will Only Get Louder': Dozens of Communities Vote to Boot Big Money from Politics

November 6, 2014

Huge margins back up claim that 'nearly all Americans share the sentiment that corporations should not have the same rights as people'

Citizens in dozens of communities voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday for their legislators to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision, which opened the door for the super-rich and corporations to trample democracy.

As they headed to the polls to vote in what turned out to be the most expensive midterm election in history — one in which outside money from undisclosed sources played an outsized role and the number of small individual donors shrank — voters across the country made clear their desire to end corporate personhood and get big money out of politics.

Banner Day - May 10, 2013

May 17, 2013

Last Friday, we participated in a nationwide effort to raise awareness through bannering over  roads.  We held banners over Rt 1 in Saugus, over 128 at Endicott St, by the Salem Train Station, at the Nahant Rotary and the Gloucester Rotary. All were encouraged by the amount of enthusiastic and positive response we received.

Press Coverage

Salem Protests Finance Ruling

April 13, 2014

North Shore residents outraged by the latest blow to U.S. campaign finance law rallied in Salem last week, calling for an end to the corrosive effects of corporate cash in the democratic process.

“It just really pisses me off,” said Rick Marks of Newbury, who held a sign and waved to passing cars in Riley Plaza. “Corporations and special interests already have so much power. Now they can buy even more influence in politics.”

Letter to the Editor from North Shore Move to Amend

November 13, 2012

Voters in just under half of Massachusetts towns considered the Democracy Amendment ballot question supporting a constitutional amendment to overturn federal court decisions that give rights of persons to Corporations. The most recent is the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission,the 2010 decision that said corporations and the wealthy can spend unlimited amounts to influence elections, and earlier court decisions that have given corporations constitutional rights.