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

The Proverbial Chicken Problem

May 18, 2018

Our eternal chicken/egg dilemma has always been and continues to be: "Which comes first: raising funds so we can build capacity, or building capacity so we can raise funds?"

We understand times are tough all over. Organizations running short term resistance campaigns do provide immediate relief, fleeting though it is. Ours is a long term campaign, an actual war for the heart and soul of this nation.

A Message From Jessica

May 13, 2018

I know we're sending a lot of messages this month. Thank you for bearing with us as we make up the amount that we're behind on our fundraising for 2018.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Mayday campaign so far! You've helped us raise $58,055! 

Do We Do or Do We Die?

May 10, 2018

Ten days ago we sent out an urgent S.O.S. requesting your financial assistance in raising $150,000 by the end of May.

The initial response has been incredibly encouraging: 726 of you contributed $50,424, just over 1/3 of our target goal, and enough to fund us for a couple months -- we call it a democracy down payment. Thank you!

Still Not Sure?

May 6, 2018

Thank you so much to the 562 of you who have contributed so far this month  to help us raise $40,442 towards our $150,000 goal. Your response to our requests is humbling, and we are almost 1/3 of the way there!

I want to invite all of you to a special webinar series we are doing this month, on Why the World Needs Move to Amend.

Hello Is Anybody Out There?

May 5, 2018

Wall St. has recovered.

"Hooray, hooray," say the media pundits, telling us we're doing better than ever as incidents of violent hate crime rise against a backdrop of thinly veiled hate speech, spewing from the U.S. president. Stuff like that doesn't really matter to financial corporations or their officers and major stockholders. The only thing that matters to them is making more and more money, every single quarter. Presto! Income inequality drives scapegoating.