Online information is already being used to manipulate us. We must act now to own the new political technologies before they own us.
As the saying goes, the best defense is a good offense. We've been on the offense for real particpatory democracy for all people--not corporations--since day one. In this high-stakes game, our offense has been and remains building a movement to pass the We the People Amendment, and then taking up the challenge of perfecting our democracy so it truly represents the vast and myriad communities knitting our nation together.
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 February and what's coming up in March.
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Over the past week, the prospect of the use of the Guard to directly apprehend undocumented immigrants has been met with widespread resistance. For a democratic society to emerge and flourish, it is essential for the actual constitution of power to operate in a way that democratizes.
Join leaders from Move to Amend for a conference call to explore the parallels and differences between the fascist program of the Trump administration and the 1930s and 1940s when fascist rose to power in Europe, as well as American fascism that has been strongest in the U.S. South, since the Civil War. We seek to better understand what lessons we can learn from history, and what strategic adjustments are needed in our fight for democracy and justice to address the current situation.
This week Rep. Rick Nolan (MN) reintroduced the We the People Amendment in Congress.
Nolan is joined by 20 brave bipartisan colleagues. We're right on track with this 2017 strategic plan goal: Reintroduce the We the People Amendment and acquire 35 co-sponsors.
Reporting to and in partnership with the National Director, the Development Director will create and manage the annual budget and fundraising plan, build financial support and maintain and develop strong relationships with our current and prospective members and funders.
Move to Amend currently has stable funding sources, including an active supporter list of over 125,000 and over 10,000 donors.
Nonviolent resistance has empowered the labor movement, closed down or cancelled dozens of nuclear plants, protected farm workers from abuse in California, motivated the recognition of Aids patients as worthy of access to life-saving treatment, protected free speech, put climate reform on the agenda, given reprieve to Dreamers, raised awareness about economic inequality, changed the conversation about systemic racism and black lives and stalled construction of an oil pipeline on indigenous lands in Standing Rock.
In fact, it is hard to identify a progressive cause in the United States that has advanced without a civil resistance movement behind it.