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.

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.”

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.

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.

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


History Sorta Repeats Itself

December 28, 2016

The great Tom Paine once said:

These are the times that try men’s souls.... Tyranny like hell is not easily conquered yet we have this consolation with us, the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. 

It is not only a reminder that this nation was born under great turmoil at great cost, but also that the promise of American democracy was worth every drop of blood shed. Since those words were uttered, most human beings born in the US, now have Constitutionally protected civil rights, and that's a huge step in the right direction, but it wasn't without hardship and struggle -- and its not far enough.

We're struggling mightily to reach our year-end fundraising goal of $150,000. We have not yet reached the halfway mark. Help make the promise of American democracy real; please contribute to our Campaign to Legalize Democracy.

I May Be Facing Felony Charges for Shutting Off a Pipeline Valve, but the Real Radicals Are Running the Fossil Fuel Companies

December 26, 2016

What are you risking in order not to try, in order to preserve your belief that the world—or at least your world—is basically okay and you don’t need to pay attention to the dire warnings scientists have been giving us? What are we willing to risk?