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 America's Founding and Constitutional Myths

July 1, 2015

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our internet radio program. Every Thursday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern. This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.

This week we celebrate America’s Independence Day with acclaimed author and historian Ray Raphael to talk with us about the myths surrounding our nation’s founding and the original intent of the Constitution.

Move to Amend is Touring With Neil Young in July!

June 22, 2015

Move to Amend is *thrilled* to announce that we have been invited to join Neil Young on his upcoming tour for his new studio album, The Monsanto Years.

Neil and team have invited 12 non-profits to join his tour to help raise awareness about the corporate takeover of farming and of our food supply, as well as climate change and other environmental issues, and Move to Amend is one of them.

You can help us be part of this in a number of ways...

Move to Amend Reports on the People's Climate Strike

June 15, 2015

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our internet radio program. Every Thursday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern. This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.

This week features the lead organizer for the Global Climate Convergence (GCC), Timeka Drew, to talk with us about the People's Climate Strike.

Move to Amend Reports on the US Social Forum in San Jose

June 8, 2015

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our internet radio program. Every Thursday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern. This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.

This week we welcome San Jose organizers for the US Social Forum, Dione Johnson and Michelle Cordova, to talk about solidarity organizing and what we can expect in San Jose during the US Social Forum, June 24-28.

For more information about the San Jose site, visit www.ussfsanjose.org.

To register for the US Social Forum, visit www.ussocialforum.net/registration.

Move to Amend Reports on Washington State Initiative-735

June 1, 2015

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our internet radio program. Every Thursday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern. This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.

This week features WAmend campaign director Gabe Meyer and secretary Cindy Black to talk about Washington State Initiative-735 calling for a constitutional amendment ending corporate personhood and money as speech.

For more information, visit www.wamend.org or send an email to info [at] wamend.org

Move to Amend Reports on Occupy Oak Flat with Tribal Councilman Wendsler Nosie

May 25, 2015

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our internet radio program. Every Thursday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern. This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.

This week features Tribal Councilman Wendsler Nosie of the San Carlos Apache Tribe to talk with us about the ongoing occupation of their sacred Oak Flat region, in protest of Arizona's land exchange with mining company Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of London-based multinational corporation Rio Tinto.