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 Islamophobia in American Politics

June 2, 2016

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

This week, join us for our conversation confronting the problem of Islamophobia in American politics and clear up the common misconceptions about Islam with Maheen Ahmed from the Sacramento Valley chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Move to Amend Reports on the Verdict from the Bay Area Rights of Nature Tribunal

May 26, 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 Movement Rights director Shannon Biggs and Move to Amend Outreach Director David Cobb in a conversation about the rights of nature, the outcome of April's Bay Area Rights of Nature Tribunal, and the next steps to restore California’s San Francisco Bay-Delta ecosystem, in this conclusion of our three-part series.

Moments and Momentum: We Learned, Lobbied, and Left…with Three New Co-sponsors!

May 21, 2016

On Friday, May 4, 102 of Move to Amend’s affiliate leaders, national leadership, and staff converged in Washington, D.C. for the inaugural Move to Amend Leadership Summit and our first We the People Lobby Day on Monday, May 9.

And we departed D.C. with three new co-sponsors of the We The People Amendment (HJR 48)! 

  • Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH)
  • Rep. Jim McDermott (WA)
  • Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO)

We thank them and acknowledge their support for the We the People Amendment, which will — when passed — kick-start a people-led democracy. (If you are a constituent, please call or write to thank your representative for their support.)

Thank you to everyone who made calls to your Representatives on We the People Lobby Day to support our in-person visits — it was a great success

Well done, Move to Amend!

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Move to Amend Reports on Republicans Moving to End Corporate Personhood

May 19, 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!