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Move to Amend Reports Features Shamayim "Shu" Harris & Carl Gibson this Week

June 23, 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 dire situation for people in Detroit, living under "emergency management" since Michigan's state government declared a financial emergency leading up to the city declaring bankruptcy last summer. We are joined by two guests joining us: Shamayim "Shu" Harris, founder and directress of the Moon Ministry and Project Goddess, and Carl Gibson, co-founder of US Uncut.

Why Corporate 'Negative Speech Rights' Is as Dangerous as Corporate Free Speech

June 19, 2014

Only in America would the First Amendment be twisted like this.

We all know about political free speech. With a few exceptions, you can say what you want, whether people listen or not. But corporations have twisted the First Amendment to claim that their free speech rights as “people” also means that they cannot be forced by government to put warning labels on their packaging. An established and growing body of law elevates private marketing above public health warnings.

It's called corporate  negative free speech rights, and it falls under one particular area of First Amendment law—commercial speech. It's been wielded in a variety of for-profit settings. Cigarette companies have used this rationale to avoid photos on warning labels. The dairy industry has evoked it to hide the use of manmade bovine growth hormones in milk production. Cell phone companies have cited it to block radiation warnings on their packaging.

Move to Amend Reports Features David Cobb This Week

June 16, 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, Move to Amend's David Cobb will talk with us about Senator Tom Udall's proposed amendment to the Constitution, providing an update on recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearings and responding to the Democratic Party's proposal.

ACTION ALERT: Contact the Senate Subcommittee on The Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights by June 13

June 10, 2014

On June 18 the 28th Amendment scheduled for a debate and vote on language in the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights -- please contact the committee members today to let them know that ending Corporate Personhood MUST be included in the language of the amendment.

Move to Amend Reports Guest this Week is Peter Mathews

June 9, 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 political science professor and political analyst Peter Mathews to talk about the need for the We The People (28th) Amendment to remove corporate personhood and declare that money is not speech under the First Amendment, which he details in his new book, Dollar Democracy: With Liberty and Justice for Some; How to Reclaim the American Dream for All.

Move to Amend Reports Guest this Week is Bill Moyer

June 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 features executive director of the Backbone Campaign Bill Moyer to talk with us about their upcoming Rolling Rebellion for Real Democracy taking place July 5 - 12.

Don't Settle for Half Measures When it Comes to Our Democracy

June 1, 2014

This week the Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding a hearing to discuss “Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People.” Unfortunately, the proposal before the Senate wouldn’t do nearly enough to “restore democracy.”

Senate Joint Resolution 19 is a Constitutional Amendment proposal being put forward by Democratic leadership in a federal election year when Democrats desperately want to find a way to woo an American public increasingly disgusted with everyone in Washington D.C. What the amendment would do is give Congress and the States authority to regulate campaign spending. It would overturn the money in politics part of Citizens United, but it doesn’t address corporate constitutional rights at all.

The plan is that this amendment will get a vote in the Senate this year -- before election season. We cannot allow a proposal that doesn’t address corporate constitutional rights to get traction -- the amendment must match the demand of our movement: “A Corporation is Not a Person! Money is Not Free Speech!”

Move to Amend Reports Guest this Week is Jamie Raskin

May 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 features Constitutional scholar and Maryland State Senator Jamie Raskin to talk with us about the difference between unions and corporations under the law, and judicial activism.

THIS SHOW WILL BE PRE-RECORDED. TUNE IN LIVE ON TUESDAY, MAY 27 at 1pm PACIFIC / 4pm EASTERN, OR CATCH THE RECORDING AT THE REGULAR SHOW TIME ON THURSDAY.

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