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Move to Amend Reports Features Dr. Martin Luther King's Beyond Vietnam Speech

January 19, 2015

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. 

In light of Martin Luther King Day and the fifth anniversary of Citizens United this week, we feature an excerpt from Dr. King's Beyond Vietnam speech, which he delivered at New York City’s Riverside Church on April 4, 1967. Following the speech, we talk with National Leadership Team members Daniel Lee and George Friday about the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement and its connection with the Democracy Movement.

King’s Legacy, Our Future

January 19, 2015

What would Martin Luther King be doing right now had he not been cut down so violently in the prime of his life?

Would we find him in non-violent protest on the streets of Ferguson, New York City, Detroit, or any of the hundreds of other places where black people, especially black males, are routinely targeted because of the color of their skin?

Would we find him speaking out against a blatantly biased Grand Jury system unwilling to prosecute police officers?

One thing is for sure: we would find him fighting “the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism.” In many ways it is the same fight as our fight. The fight for economic and social justice cannot be won when corporations have Constitutional rights and money is protected political speech.

Move to Amend Reports Features Jamie Garcia from Stop LAPD Spying Coalition

January 12, 2015

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 Stop LAPD Spying organizer Jamie Garcia to talk with us about the police militarization, public-private surveillance, and the convergence of counter-terrorism policies with civilian law enforcement.

Happy New Year from Move to Amend Reports!

January 1, 2015

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.

On our first edition of the New Year, we feature Move To Amend Executive Director Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap along with Outreach Director and Leadership Team member David Cobb to talk with us about where we have been in 2014 and where together we are going through 2015. Happy New Year!

Please step up for democracy today

December 29, 2014

The secret to Move to Amend’s success is pretty simple:

1. Your commitment to the American ideal.
2. Grassroots organizing.

That’s right. We succeed because of your love for this country and what it could be. And, because you’ve stood up and taken action. We succeed because you pay it forward!

Please help us reach our year-end goal. We must raise $100,000. We need to close our budget shortfall for 2014 and get 2015 off to a great start. Please donate $28, $50, $100, $500, or whatever you can afford. Your contribution will make sure Move to Amend meets the growing demand from our grassroots organizing.

“Top” 10 Democracy Realities in 2014

December 28, 2014

This is the second of a two part series. Like part 1, “top” is in parenthesis to acknowledge the relative nature of the selections. There is no presumption that this is the definitive list. Readers will, no doubt, have their own ideas.

The lens used to determine both lists were what were impediments/possibilities for We the People to have genuine opportunities to have their voices heard and ability to shape decisions impacting the world around them.

Overall, 2014 saw a surge in participation of people seeking to build power for just and peaceful change. The quest to build mass movements linked issues, strategies and people in ways unseen for many years.

“Top” 10 Anti-Democratic Realities in 2014

December 27, 2014

“Democracy” is for many a loaded word. It’s meant to mean the ability of individuals to possess an authentic voice either directly or indirectly in the shaping of decisions affecting their lives and communities, and to a lesser extent, the larger world. Feel free to mentally insert “self-governance,” “self-determination,” or “sovereignty” wherever “democracy” appears if you find any more accurate, comfortable and/or legitimate.

“Top” is in parenthesis to acknowledge the relative nature of the selections. There is no presumption that this is the definitive list. Readers will, no doubt, have their own ideas.

The lens used to determine both lists were impediments/possibilities for We the People to have genuine opportunities to have their voices heard and ability to shape decisions impacting the world around them.

The Road We Travel: A Message from Thom Hartmann

December 17, 2014

The great tennis player Arthur Ashe said, “Success is a journey, not a destination.” And, I keep that in mind every day. I’m really lucky because I’ve enjoyed success in my life and career. Still, I never rest because there’s so much important work left to be done. It’s the work that propelled my success in the first place, and the journey is yet to end.

Along the way, I have met incredible people, ordinary people with the guts and sense to challenge the status quo. We walk together. Please fuel our journey by making an end of the year donation to support Move to Amend!

Move to Amend Becomes Independent

December 13, 2014

After three years as a fiscally sponsored project of Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County, Move to Amend has become an independent organization, effective December 7, 2014.

Move to Amend’s legislative activities to end corporate rule and build a vibrant democracy will continue in a new California nonprofit corporation, exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. No changes in the functioning of Move to Amend are anticipated.

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