Welcome to our monthly live stream, 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 August and what's coming up in September.
Verizon Wireless' throttling of a fire department that uses its data services has been submitted as evidence in a lawsuit that seeks to reinstate federal net neutrality rules.
"County Fire has experienced throttling by its ISP, Verizon," Santa Clara County Fire Chief Anthony Bowden wrote in a declaration. "This throttling has had a significant impact on our ability to provide emergency services. Verizon imposed these limitations despite being informed that throttling was actively impeding County Fire's ability to provide crisis-response and essential emergency services."
The bomb that was used by the Saudi-led coalition that killed more than 40 children in Yemen earlier this month was sold in an arms deal that was sanctioned by the US State Department.
Munition experts were able to determine that the weapon used to kill dozens on August 9 was a 500lb laser-guided MK 82 bomb made by Lockheed Martin...
The constitution has been amended 27 times! TWENTY-SEVEN! That is 27 times that the people exercised their supreme power and made adjustments.
Today, we celebrate the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which finally ended discrimination against women's right to vote! It's a glorious reminder that all change comes from a group of passionate people who fight until they achieve victory!
The Constitutional Court of Ecuador has issued a long-awaited ruling in favor of those affected by the transnational oil company Chevron, which operated through its subsidiary Texaco in Ecuador between 1964 and 1990. The court rejected the protection action that the company filed in 2013.
Labor Day is a terrific opportunity for Move to Amenders to make personal and issue connections with members of labor unions.
Many fundamental rights and protections of working people (e.g. the weekend, 8-hour work day, collective bargaining, end of child labor, employer-based health coverage, workplace safety) came into being because working people organized powerful movements that created positive change.
Since Move to Amend is also organizing a powerful movement to create real change -- our constitutional amendment to abolish corporate rights and money considered free speech -- connecting with labor unions and the working people they represent makes perfect strategic sense.