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

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So Much Accomplished in 2016

December 6, 2016

We are thrilled folks are finding us, but it's no accident. It's the result of years of grassroots organizing; barnstorming tours; providing analysis, tools, resources and advice; and movement education. Move to Amend volunteers and supporters recognize this moment of upheaval and the opportunities it provides for building a democracy movement. We are reaching out more than ever to support people of all backgrounds and win their endorsement of the We the People Amendment.

Move to Amend Reports on Journalism, Whistleblowers, and the Military-Industrial Complex

December 1, 2016

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our weekly podcast.

Don’t miss our enlightening discussion with one of the country’s foremost independent journalists and anti-war activists, Norman Solomon, as he talks with us about how the connections between journalism, corporations, and the military-industrial complex will shape the future of democracy and the fates of whistleblowers exposing corruption.

Nestlé and Coca-Cola Attempt to Block National Parks From Banning Bottled Water Sales

November 23, 2016

In 2015, Congressman Ken Calvert, a Republican from California's 42nd house district, received a $1,000 campaign contribution from the political action committee of the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), whose members include the biggest beverage companies in the world, such as Nestlé, Coca-Cola and Pepsi.