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 CA Prop 59, The Citizens United Act!

September 1, 2016

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our weekly podcast. New shows released every Thursday morning!

The 2016 ballot is shaping up for a pivotal election year, and Move to Amend will be a part of the action in two states this November. With less than 10 weeks before voters head to the polls, Move to Amend partners and affiliates in California are mobilizing to get out the vote for the largest population of any US state for Proposition 59, the Overturn Citizens United Act. Tune in this week to hear to learn how you can get involved in this exciting campaign from Move to Amend affiliate organizer Anne Wilson of Santa Clara County and Yes On Prop. 59 Committee Chair Michele Sutter of the Money Out Voters In Coalition!

 

Move to Amend Reports on the History of Shay's Rebellion

August 25, 2016

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our weekly podcast. New Episodes released every Thursday at 7am Pacific/10am Eastern.

Who the hell is Daniel Shays and what exactly was Shays' Rebellion? Historian Ray Raphael has spent his lifetime debunking American founding myths. In so doing he’s unearthed the stories of American revolutionaries like Shays and the Massachusetts farmers of 1786, who changed the course of US democracy. Listen and learn from this fascinating account of one of the US's first uprisings in this edition of Move to Amend Reports!

Do Denver’s homeless people deserve the same rights as Monsanto? 6 questions with attorney Jason Flores-Williams

August 25, 2016

The Colorado Independent spoke with Flores-Williams about his decision to sue Mayor Michael Hancock’s administration, why corporations like Nestle and Monsanto sometimes have more rights than people experiencing homelessness, and how his own experiences influence his legal work.

Move to Amend Reports on Artful Activism and the Global Corpocracy Art Project

August 18, 2016

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our weekly podcast. New shows released every Thursday morning!

This week, we explore the role of Artists and Cultural workers in creating social change and revolution with Christian Sarkar and Ruthi Engelke as we discuss the collaborative art + activism project Global Corpocracy and Move to Amend’s Art & Culture Caucus