Announcements

Just in time -- Democracy Convention III!

April 2, 2017

A lot has happened since Move to Amend helped convene the first Democracy Convention in 2011, but one thing hasn't changed--the need for a broad based, strategic, and unified democracy movement. We know you are committed to strengthening democracy where it matters most, and are willing to do the hard work necessary to build and sustain a democratic society organized for the people, by the people. Please join us again for nine conferences under one roof at the third Democracy Convention! 

In our continuing our role as a convening organization, Move to Amend will take part in the 2017 Democracy Convention in Minneapolis, August 2 - 6. Register here.

The 265 members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs, and how much it cost to buy them

March 29, 2017

Republicans in Congress just voted to reverse a landmark FCC privacy rule that opens the door for ISPs to sell customer data. Lawmakers provided no credible reason for this being in the interest of Americans, except for vague platitudes about “consumer choice” and “free markets,” as if consumers at the mercy of their local internet monopoly are craving to have their web history quietly sold to marketers and any other third party willing to pay.

2017 Co-Sponsorship goal within reach!

March 28, 2017

At the very time our nation is in uproar, Move to Amend is uniquely positioned to offer a path forward, a vision of a democratic future based on human rights not corporate profits. Our Campaign to Legalize Democracy is succeeding, whereas the more common and glorified employment schemes masquerading as non-profits get little done. 

We're a grassroots organization with a very small, devoted and underpaid staff, and we accomplish a lot! From educating and lobbying public officials, to educating local communities and passing resolutions and ballot initiatives, we have always succeeded--alone or in coalition--all on a shoestring budget.

We're gaining ground quickly and our capacity must grow, too. The more immediate need is simply maintaining current capacity. To meet our budget priorities, we must raise $10,000 by the end of this quarter--in just three days. Please contribute $28 for the 28th Amendment, here.

March 2017 Move to Amend Live Report

March 22, 2017

Welcome to our monthly livestream, the Move to Amend Live Report! This is the space where we bring you a live look into what’s going down inside the movement to amend the Constitution and legalize democracy. Check out the video recording below to learn the highlights from March and what's coming up in April. 

Remember to join us on Facebook LIVE each month on the 4th Wednesday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern on the Move to Amend Facebook Page to get the latest news, ask questions, and get involved!

Don't use Facebook? You can also tune in the day after to view the recording right here on our website, or via our YouTube channel.

Chris Hedges: 'The Enemy Is Not Donald Trump or Steve Bannon—It Is Corporate Power' (Video)

March 15, 2017

“This resistance must also be accompanied by an alternative vision of a socialist, anti-capitalist society. Because the enemy in the end is not Trump or Bannon—it is corporate power,” Hedges says. “And if we do not stop corporate power, we will never dismantle fascism’s seduction of the white working class and unemployed.”

We the People Amendment has 29 Co-Sponsors and Counting!

March 14, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that we have 29 co-sponsors on the We the People Amendment (HJR 48)! 

Our strategic goal this year is to reach 35 co-sponsors, and we are well on our way!

We want to thank both our lead sponsor, Rep. Rick Nolan and our Move to Amend affiliates for their handiwork. Well done!

Of course we want to thank our first-time co-sponsors:

Rep. Alma Adams [NC-12],
Rep. Donald Beyer, Jr. [VA-8],
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [OR-1],
Rep. Eliot Engel [NY-16],
Rep. Derek Kilmer [WA-6],
Rep. Ro Khanna, [CA-17],
Rep. Donald Norcross [NJ-1],
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton [DC-At Large],
Rep. Jamie Raskin [MD-8],
Rep. Jose Serrano [NY-15], and
Rep. Paul Tonko, Paul [NY-20]

If you're a constituent of one of the above members of Congress, send them a thank-you note here. They need and will appreciate your support. (A full list of our co-sponsors is here.)

Contact your member of Congress and ask them to co-sponsor H.J.R. 48, the We the People Amendment!

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