Banking on Never-Ending Power and Rights

February 6, 2014

“It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

Banking and other financial corporations (hereafter referred to simply as banking corporations) are unlike any other subset of corporate entities. Their uniqueness has to do with their one-of-a-kind “product” -- money.

The fact that individuals (poor to rich), businesses (small to big) and governments (local to national) all require money to function means banking corporations occupy prominent places in our national economic and democratic spaces. Given the increasing omnipotence of money in determining who gets elected, what political voices get heard, when laws get passed, where programs get funded and how regulations are enacted and implemented, understanding the role of banking corporations in the creation and circulation of our nation’s money and in their lock-down control of our “monetary system” is essential to (re)gain political and economic self-governance.

$28 for the 28th Campaign

January 28, 2014

While there are always bills to pass amendments to the Constitution floating around in Congress, it is rare indeed for an amendment to pick up a head of steam. It is even more rare for states to take a position on a pending amendment. But we are at a very rare moment in history with the real potential to pass the ‘We the People Amendment.’

Crazy-World: No Justice for Inmates in Schools or Prisons

January 27, 2014
Welcome to Crazy-world where corporations rule and justice doesn't matter. Recall the California prison strike last summer. The strike lasted two months before an agreement was reached with the prisoners who were demanding an end to long-term solitary confinement, a harsh form of psychological torture. A hearing was held in the state assembly, outrage was registered by elected officials, and the torture policy remained unchanged. To hell with justice and the rule of law.

Legalize Democracy Film Premieres on Free Speech TV Jan 21

January 17, 2014

Move to Amend is thrilled to announce that the premiere of our mini documentary, Legalize Democracy, will be airing on Free Speech TV (FSTV) next week to coincide with the "anniversary" of Citizens United.

Legalize Democracy is a 28 minute film by Dennis Trainor, Jr. about the movement to amend -- why it is needed, and how you can get involved.

Please tune in!

Stop the Next Stage of Corporate Domination

January 13, 2014

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a clear example of the domination of corporations over our economy and our democracy.

Along with many of the egregious components of the agreement is President Obama's misdirected attempt to fast track the agreement (pdf) through Congress with no debate or amendments.

On Thursday, January 9, Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced the Trade Priorities Act of 2014 (pdf) in order to pass the TPP as soon as negotiations are completed. The bill also gives Obama sole authority to negotiate the agreement -- leaving Congress and the American public out of the loop.

A Message from Author Thom Hartmann: Do You Move to Amend?

December 15, 2013

If you listen to my radio or television program, you already know I’m a big supporter of Move to Amend.

No other organization provides the deep analysis, tools and resources for grassroots organizers, and a strategy for winning a real democracy of, by, and for the people, that Move to Amend does. Others are trying to simply overturn Citizens United, but only Move to Amend is working to overrule the other disastrous Supreme Court rulings that established “corporate personhood” and spending money in elections as political speech.

Please donate to Move to Amend today.

2013 Highlights

December 7, 2013

Amending the Constitution will take nothing less than an organized, disciplined, mass movement of millions. The Move to Amend Coalition is doing the work to build that movement. Our current focus is education and mobilization -- 80% of the American public agrees that corporations shouldn't have the same rights as people, but they don't yet know about Move to Amend. Our task is to inform and engage them, and this year we focused on just that.

Four years ago this month, the Move to Amend Coalition was forming, and plans for the Campaign to Legalize Democracy were underway. We suspected that the Supreme Court would hand down a corporate-friendly decision in Citizens United and hoped we could use the decision to educate and organize around the issues of corporate personhood and money as free speech.