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Move to Amend Reports Features Chris Hicks This Week

September 2, 2014

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our internet radio program. Every Thursday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern. This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.

This week we talk with youth activist Chris Hicks, organizer for Jobs With Justice, about the student loan crisis and his work leading their student debt campaign, Debt-Free Future.

ACTION ALERT: Tell the Senate Any Amendment Must Include Ending Corporate Personhood Before They Vote Monday!

September 1, 2014

Senate Joint Resolution 19 is a proposed Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United, but it doesn’t address corporate constitutional rights at all.

Please send a message to the authors of SJR19 -- let them know that Corporate Personhood MUST be included in the language of the amendment...

Move to Amend Reports Features Paul Marcus This Week

August 26, 2014

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our internet radio program. Every Thursday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern. This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.

This week we talk about the roots of racism in white culture and its impact on communities of color with Paul Marcus, Lead Trainer and Consultant for the racial justice and equity organization Community Change, Inc.

California Supreme Court Blocks Corporate Power Resolution from Ballot

August 20, 2014

The "Overturn Citizens United Act" -- a California ballot measure seeking public input on whether the US Congress should pass an amendment to allow regulation of campaign spending and ending corporate personhood -- will not appear on the ballot this November after all, despite approval from the State Legislature.

In a 5-1 ruling Monday, the California Supreme Court ordered Secretary of State Debra Bowen to pull Prop 49 out of election preparations until the legal case is resolved. With the looming deadline for those materials to be printed, the decision effectively removes the measure altogether from the Nov. 4 statewide ballot.

Corporations are People. So What if People Were Corporations?

August 20, 2014

“Checked the tax code,” wrote a friend who’s engaged to a woman from a low-tax country. “Unfortunately, marrying [my fiancee] does not entitle me to a tax inversion like the big US companies are getting. Thanks for nothing IRS.”

That got me thinking. Maybe we’ve been looking at this whole corporations-are-people-too foofaraw the wrong way. Critics complained when the Supreme Court granted companies rights to freedom of speech and religion under the legal fiction that corporations are people. But perhaps this precedent is good news for flesh-and-blood people like you and me (a.k.a. People Classic™).

Move to Amend Reports Features Peter Gabel This Week

August 18, 2014

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our internet radio program. Every Thursday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern. This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate. 

This week, we talk with Dr. Peter Gabel, a law academic and a leading figure within the Critical Legal Studies movement, about the role of law in shaping popular consciousness and how to use it effectively to bring about progressive social change.

 

Move to Amend Reports Features Jacob Tobia This Week

August 11, 2014

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our internet radio program. Every Thursday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern. This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.

This week features genderqueer activist and writer Jacob Tobia to talk with us about his work for LGBTQ policy issues and youth involvement within the broader grassroots movement for LGBTQ rights and equality.

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