Adopt the Move to Amend Resolution; Become an Endorsing Organization

January 29, 2019

Adopt the Move to Amend Resolution; Become an Endorsing Organization

What are Endorsing Organizations?

Associations, faith communities, for profit businesses, nonprofits, unions, and other organizations that are committed to social and economic justice, ending corporate rule and building a vibrant democracy that is genuinely accountable to the people, not corporate interests.

What are They Endorsing?

The following position: 

The organization stands with the Move To Amend campaign and communities across the country to defend democracy from the corrupting effects of undue corporate power by amending the United States Constitution to establish that:  I) Only human beings, not corporations and other legal entities, are persons endowed with constitutional rights, and  2)  Money is not speech, and therefore regulating political contributions and spending is not equivalent to limiting political speech.  AND that the organization instructs our state and federal representatives to enact resolutions and legislation to advance this effort.

Why Become an Endorsing Organization?

To show solidarity with the Move to Amend campaign as it is directly aligned with your issues.  Money in politics and the undue influence of wealth and corporate power are likely to be major stumbling blocks to the adoption of your organization’s initiatives. 
To demonstrate to elected officials and candidates for public office the wide range of support for Move to Amend and the importance of this issue by sharing with them the list of Endorsing Organizations when asking them to support our bills.
To show that this movement is gaining momentum and strength, the growing list of Endorsing Organizations will be shared with constituents, traditional and social media, researchers, educators, social justice advocates and organizers, peacemakers, and other democracy-seekers.
To give your organization the opportunity to make a public statement about your belief in democracy and justice, your group will be named on the Move to Amend website as an Endorsing Organization.
To raise up the desires of our very diverse population that our society can coalesce around the shared value of human dignity for ALL people.

To Become an Endorsing Organization

In Minnesota we have a form to complete so that we have the information we need in order to share with legislators.  See pdf posted below.

It is important that a large number of people (whatever that is for your organization) are engaged in adopting this resolution as this is also a tool to educate.  It may take a number of meetings.  Please send an email request to minnesota [at] movetoamend.org to request a speaker.

Directions are on the Endorsing Organization form for submitting the adoption of the resolution.

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