Announcements

Stampede to Amend: Fund "The Amend-O-Matic"!

June 5, 2012

The Move to Amend coalition and Ben Cohen (of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream fame) and are teaming up to launch this exciting project to reach the masses about the movement to amend the Constitution to abolish corporate personhood -- with your help!

Help us fund the construction of a giant machine/vehicle that will both serve as a public art spectacle, information center and money stamping machine where people can insert their dollar bills and receive them back imprinted with messages of "Corporations Aren't People. Money Isn't Speech." and "Not to Be Used for Bribing Politicians." and "The System Isn't Broken, It's Fixed."

And you don't have to wait until the machine itself is operating -- you can pre-order your own rubber stamps now! Click here and scroll down to choose which stamp you like. Or get all three!

After 'Citizens United,' is Constitutional Amendment Needed?

May 26, 2012

Maryland lawmaker Jamie Raskin says proposals are way to plant a ‘flag in the sand’

Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Citizens United ruling in 2010, many Democratic lawmakers and advocacy groups have proposed constitutional amendments to overturn the controversial decision — or attempt to curb its impact. But not everyone who disagrees with the decision thinks that’s the right approach to reducing corporate influence in politics.

Opponents of the decision — which held that unlimited expenditures by corporations to independently advocate for or against federal candidates did not pose a threat of corrupting politicians — gathered at a forum Tuesday in Washington, D.C. 

Corporate Lobbying Group Asks Supreme Court Not To Use “Empirical Evidence” Of Corruption When Reconsidering Citizens United

May 22, 2012

Late last year, the Montana high court, citing the state’s long history of corporate money corrupting politics, defied the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision and continued enforcing the state’s 100-year old law banning corporate involvement in state elections.

Move to Amend Needs Your Support

Every little bit counts.
May 17, 2012

We may not be able to compete with Big Corporate Money, but if we all chip in a little bit to Move to Amend every month, we can make a big difference!

Friends,

From coast to coast, the Move to Amend coalition is providing tools and resources to help Americans grow the movement to amend the Constitution. 

The organizations in our coalition were hard at work educating and organizing against Corporate Personhood years before the Citizens United ruling, and now we've turned our years of groundwork into a national movement to amend the Constitution.

 

How the Corporate Elite Hijacked America's Courts to Enrich the Top 1 Percent

Supreme Court Building
May 10, 2012

America's political-economy is caught in a vicious cycle, with concentrated wealth at the top leading to outsized political power.

For a generation, America's political-economy has been gripped in a vicious cycle. Those at the top of the economic pile have taken an ever-growing share of the nation's income, and then leveraged that haul into ever-greater political power, which they have in turn used to rewrite the rules of “the market” in their favor. Wash, rinse and repeat.

Vermont Legislature Calls for a Constitutional Amendment to End Corporate Personhood and Doctrine of Money as Speech

April 20, 2012

Vermont Becomes First State to Call for Amendment that Would Remove Corporations From Constitution

With yesterday’s vote in the state house, Vermont is now the first state to call for an amendment to abolish the doctrine known as “Corporate Personhood” which gives corporations constitutional rights meant to protect people.

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