On Wednesday, November 8th, the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs in the Massachusetts legislature will holding a public hearing on the We the People Act (H. 1926) -- a proposed bill calling Congress to propose an amendment to the US Constitution that unequivocally states:
the rights protected by the Constitution are the rights of natural persons; i.e., human individuals, only and
Congress and the states shall place limits on political contributions and expenditures, and the spending of money to influence elections is not protected free speech under the First Amendment.
This binding legislation would not only put Massachusetts on record as formally petitioning Congress to propose the 28th Amendment, but would add tremendous pressure by formally petitioning for an Article V Convention if Congress takes no action within 6 months of its adoption.
Move to Amend endorses the We The People Act and is partnering with We The People Massachusets to support its passage. This will be an important step forward towards passing the House Joint Resolution 48, the We the People Amendment--the only proposed amendment that makes clear corporations are not people, money is not speech, and leaves for NO loopholes.
Please ask your state legislators to call or write to the Joint Committee Chairs, Representative John Lawn and Senator Mike Rush, to express their strong support for the We The People Act.
The House and Senate Chairs of the Veterans and Federal Affairs Committee need to know that there is broad support for this bill. Even if your legislators are already a co-sponsor, they need to speak up directly to the Chairpersons!
The Public Hearing on the We the People Act, will be held on:
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 2-5PM
State House Hearing Room B1 and B2
If you're able to attend in-person, please contact Leo Immonen at: LImmonen [at] verizon.net (subject: I%20plan%20to%20attend%20Thursday%27s%20hearing%20on%20the%20We%20the%20People%20Act) ((link sends e-mail))
If you are not able to attend the hearing, you can still do something: Urge your state legislators to contact the Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs in support of the We the People Act (H.1926)!