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


CONFERENCE CALL DISCUSSION: Emergent Fascism In The U.S. - Historical And Current Implications For Social Justice Organizing

February 20, 2017

Join leaders from Move to Amend for a conference call to explore the parallels and differences between the fascist program of the Trump administration and the 1930s and 1940s when fascist rose to power in Europe, as well as American fascism that has been strongest in the U.S. South, since the Civil War. We seek to better understand what lessons we can learn from history, and what strategic adjustments are needed in our fight for democracy and justice to address the current situation.

We the People Amendment Introduced in 115th Congress

February 2, 2017

This week Rep. Rick Nolan (MN) reintroduced the We the People Amendment in Congress

Nolan is joined by 20 brave bipartisan colleagues. We're right on track with this 2017 strategic plan goal: Reintroduce the We the People Amendment and acquire 35 co-sponsors.

Contact your member of Congress and ask them to co-sponsor H.J.R. 48, the We the People Amendment!

Move to Amend is Hiring!

February 1, 2017

Reporting to and in partnership with the National Director, the Development Director will create and manage the annual budget and fundraising plan, build financial support and maintain and develop strong relationships with our current and prospective members and funders.

Move to Amend currently has stable funding sources, including an active supporter list of over 125,000 and over 10,000 donors.

It May Only Take 3.5% of the Population to Topple a Dictator – with Civil Resistance

February 1, 2017

Nonviolent resistance has empowered the labor movement, closed down or cancelled dozens of nuclear plants, protected farm workers from abuse in California, motivated the recognition of Aids patients as worthy of access to life-saving treatment, protected free speech, put climate reform on the agenda, given reprieve to Dreamers, raised awareness about economic inequality, changed the conversation about systemic racism and black lives and stalled construction of an oil pipeline on indigenous lands in Standing Rock.

In fact, it is hard to identify a progressive cause in the United States that has advanced without a civil resistance movement behind it.