Stephen Justino of Move to Amend drew a dozen voters to the Mercury Café in Denver on Sunday for a Call to Action aimed at overturning the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC ruling. The 2010 decision established two legal principals: Corporations are entitled to free speech protections like those extended to persons, and spending on political matters equals speech, so spending constraints constitute an improper limitation on free speech.
George Washington: would he have wanted an amendment to rein in campaign finance spending? Photograph: AP
Lee Camp interviews David Cobb, a co-founder of Move To Amend and a former presidential candidate about the introduction of the We the People Amendment in Congress yesterday.
David Cobb and George Friday lay shit on the line - why corporations aren’t people, why money isn’t free speech and why we NEED to amend the constitution. And by we, they mean all of us. This fight is everyone’s fight - George explains how and David explains the myriad of ways you can get involved.
David Cobb of Move to Amend joins Thom. A clear majority of Americans favor progressive policies that would help put our economy and the working class back on track. But - as long as corporations control Washington - those policies won't see the light of day. What are lawmakers doing now to restore power to We The People? If this amendment passes - how far will it go towards fixing our broken democracy?
The world's elite and corporate forces are in decline, believe it or not. Any system based on consumption will eventually consume itself, but to speed things along, there's a growing global peoples movement determined to assert the rights of people and the planet over corporate marauders. The sooner the rest of us join in, the sooner we will hasten the end of corporate rule.
Thom Hartmann talks with David Cobb, a National Spokesperson of Move to Amend, about an amendment in The U.S House that would end 'corporate rule'.
Move to Amend is working to pass a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution establishing that "money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights."
July 4th is coming, and we feel it is a perfect time to announce that many of us are joining in the movement to take our elections back from extremely wealthy individuals and profit-driven corporations.