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

7 years after Citizens United

January 21, 2017

Seven years ago, on January 21, Move to Amend launched the Motion to Amend petition just moments after the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. Since then:

  • We have gained over 420,000 supporters, 
  • Established local grassroots affiliate groups across the United States, and passed hundreds of resolutions and ballot iniatives calling for the We the People Amendment. 
  • Our amendment has been introduced in Congress with the support of 24 Congressional co-sponsors under the leadership of Rep. Rick Nolan (MN). 
  • Hundreds of organizations from churches to political parties have endorsed our effort as well.

More importantly, this was accomplished through our grassroots citizen volunteers, all while being independently funded.

Move to Amend has proven time and again that you can change City Hall and you can do it on a shoestring. Imagine what could be accomplished with a more dependable budget. Sign up to contribute $28 monthly to pass the 28th amendment, the We the People Amendment.

From Dystopia to Utopia--It's Definitely Doable

January 19, 2017

Between Occupy Inauguration and the Women's March on Washingtonhundreds of opportunities exist in communities nationwide to gather petition signatures. In fact so many opportunities exist, we can't list them here.

Please perform an online search to find inauguration events near you. Dowload the petition and remember as you head out the door, all issues are connected to corporate rule.

Congress moves to give away national lands

January 19, 2017

The Congressional devaluation of national property is the most far-reaching legislative change in a recent push to transfer federal lands to the states. Because of the Republican majority in Congress, bills proposing land transfers could now swiftly diminish Forest Service and BLM lands across the country.

“We didn’t see it coming. I think it was sneaky and underhanded. It exemplifies an effort to not play by the rules,” said Alan Rowsome, senior director of government relations at The Wilderness Society. “This is the worst Congress for public lands ever.”

The Best Wall Ever

January 16, 2017

We the People must build a front of resistance so deep and broad that Trump's tower of sadistic babble crumbles against it. In joining with our allies and oppressed communities, we shall deliver unto Mr. Trump a wall of resistance so big, it will be the best wall ever!

Our success depends upon your involvement. Please view our webinar, Get Involved in 2017, and let us know how you want to get started helping us build that wall.

Analysis Shows 'Dangerous' Pipeline Mega-Merger Threatens Climate and Consumers

January 4, 2017

"An Enbridge-Spectra mega-merger would create a domineering fossil fuel monopoly that would have the economic and political power to arbitrarily raise prices on consumers by manipulating the market at every stage of the natural gas product cycle, from the wellhead to the meter," said Food & Water Watch executive director Wenonah Hauter.

Move to Amend Reports on the League of Revolutionary Black Workers

December 29, 2016

This week we talk with Move to Amend National Leadership member Jerome Scott about the League of Revolutionary Black Workers and the lessons today’s revolutionaries building the democracy movement can learn from its history.

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