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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.

Corporations Hiding Dirty Secrets Behind Free Speech Claims May Soon Have To Admit Bloody Hands

December 9, 2014

A surprising turn of events is setting a new legal stage.

A series of conflicting rulings by one of the nation’s most right-wing federal courts is raising the unexpected possibility that a U.S. corporation with “blood on its hands” will not be able to keep hiding that fact from American consumers.

The venue is the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., which in recent years has some of the most pro-corporate, anti-public interest rulings in America. It struck down new labeling on cigarette boxes, saying using images was too graphic and impinged on corporate speech rights. It struck down a new labor regulation allowing “know your rights” posters in in employee break rooms.

Move to Amend Reports Features Rasheen Aldridge This Week

December 4, 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.

In another edition of our Youth In Action series, we talk with youth activist and community organizer Rasheen Aldridge​ about the ongoing struggle against systemic injustice perpetrated by law enforcement in Ferguson and beyond, as well his work in organizing youth for the Show Me 15 campaign and youth involvement in movements for social and economic justice.

Share Move to Amend this Holiday Season!

November 29, 2014

As you make your gift list, please don’t forget that Move to Amend has numerous items to promote and support this movement you care so much about.

This is one situation where your money speaks volumes. If we collectively spend our money at independent businesses and supporting causes that matter, we have the power to make a mighty big impact against corporate rule with our holiday gift giving.

Thank You!

November 27, 2014

When folks think of Thanksgiving, we often think of the harvest feast and its annual reincarnation, or football, or the start of the holiday season. Whatever image comes to mind, we all recognize that Thanksgiving is a time to express gratitude for our many blessings...

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