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 Intersections Between Democracy Movements with Elsa Lakew

September 29, 2016

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

Elsa Lakew, organizer for Black Lives Matter DC, Maryland, Virginia, is joining us for an update on the Black Lives Matter movement and to deepen our conversation on the intersections between movements for democracy, racial justice, and amending the Constitution to abolish corporate rule!

Move to Amend Reports on ALEC Exposed with Lisa Graves, Part 2

September 22, 2016

Move to Amend Reports connects you with activists and organizers working on the frontlines of the democracy movement, to bring you the lowdown on corporate rule, corporate personhood, and money as speech.

Through the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, global corporations and state politicians vote behind closed doors to try to rewrite state laws that govern your rights. These so-called "model bills" reach into almost every area of American life and often directly benefit huge corporations.  

Join us for the second half of our discussion with Lisa Graves on ALEC Exposed, where journalists and whistle blowers unveil ALEC bills and their corporate schemes to the public.

Move to Amend Reports on ALEC Exposed with Lisa Graves, Part 1

September 15, 2016

Move to Amend Reports connects you with activists and organizers working on the frontlines of the democracy movement, to bring you the lowdown on corporate rule, corporate personhood, and money as speech.

Through the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, global corporations and state politicians vote behind closed doors to try to rewrite state laws that govern your rights. These so-called "model bills" reach into almost every area of American life and often directly benefit huge corporations.  

Join us for Part 1 of a discussion with Lisa Graves on ALEC Exposed, where journalists and whistle blowers unveil ALEC bills and their corporate schemes to the public.

Move to Amend Reports on Republicans Moving to End Corporate Personhood

September 8, 2016

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

Join us as Iowa residents Vincent Campos and Patrick Tarr tell us about their efforts to amend the Iowa’s Pottawattamie County Republican Party to call for an end to corporate constitutional rights and endorse the Move to Amend campaign!