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


March 2018 Newsletter

March 4, 2018

The We The People Amendment (HJR 48) gained two new cosponsors in the House of Representatives in February: Denny Heck (WA-10) & Maxine Waters (CA-43). This could not have been possible without the volunteers on the ground in Washington and California!

Join the Move to Amend Arts and Culture Caucus!

March 1, 2018

What is art? What is culture? How is art related to democracy? What is the role of artists in realizing a true democracy? These are some of the questions we're grappling with and exploring at Move to Amend.

The Move to Amend Arts and Culture Caucus works on creative projects, supports artists who are fighting corporate power, and offers support to organizers who are trying to lift up artists and their work in the pro-democracy movement.

Learning, Training and Lobbying to End Corporate Rule

March 1, 2018

No movement will succeed merely by having what they consider are the best solutions to the worst problems. Its adherents must be motivated, skilled and experienced.

The upcoming Move to Amend National Leadership Summit is a place for existing and new MTA supporters to become motivated, learn necessary organizing skills, and gain valuable experience in building real power to affect real change.

More information about the Leadership Summit, including how to register, can be found at https://movetoamend.org/summit

The Real Reason the NRA"s Money Matters in Elections

February 27, 2018

The popular “money doesn’t matter” talking point is ignoring something that’s absolutely crucial: outside spending. Rather than giving money directly to politicians, the gun lobby spends the bulk of its money independently of political candidates, running TV and internet ads urging voters to reject anyone who supports gun reform. From 1998 to 2017, the NRA distributed $144.3 million in outside spending, or 10 times more money than it spent on direct donations to federal candidates.

The Future of Unions May Depend on a Guy Who Thinks Corporations Are People

February 26, 2018

By all accounts, it’s looking like grim death for organized labor in the very near future. On Monday, the Supreme Court heard the case of Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. At issue legally was the question of whether or not a public employee has a free speech right to withhold union dues that are deducted from his or her paycheck while still receiving the benefits for which that union has bargained. This is the third time the question has come before the Court.