While there are always bills to pass amendments to the Constitution floating around in Congress, it is rare indeed for an amendment to pick up a head of steam. It is even more rare for states to take a position on a pending amendment. But we are at a very rare moment in history with the real potential to pass the ‘We the People Amendment.’
Move to Amend is thrilled to announce that the premiere of our mini documentary, Legalize Democracy, will be airing on Free Speech TV (FSTV) next week to coincide with the "anniversary" of Citizens United.
Legalize Democracy is a 28 minute film by Dennis Trainor, Jr. about the movement to amend -- why it is needed, and how you can get involved.
Please tune in!
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a clear example of the domination of corporations over our economy and our democracy.
Along with many of the egregious components of the agreement is President Obama's misdirected attempt to fast track the agreement (pdf) through Congress with no debate or amendments.
On Thursday, January 9, Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced the Trade Priorities Act of 2014 (pdf) in order to pass the TPP as soon as negotiations are completed. The bill also gives Obama sole authority to negotiate the agreement -- leaving Congress and the American public out of the loop.
Get involved in the year ahead...
Check out the video from our webinar on How to Get Involved in 2014...
Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap from Move to Amend National walks through how to get involved with Move to Amend in 2014. She walks through all the projects and programs up ahead and how you can get involved.
Last month the Move to Amend national leadership team came together for a three-day meeting to plan the year ahead. During the meeting, we evaluated the effectiveness of our many projects, developed some new ideas, and focused on programs for implementation going forward. We’re very excited about our plans for 2014!
If you listen to my radio or television program, you already know I’m a big supporter of Move to Amend.
No other organization provides the deep analysis, tools and resources for grassroots organizers, and a strategy for winning a real democracy of, by, and for the people, that Move to Amend does. Others are trying to simply overturn Citizens United, but only Move to Amend is working to overrule the other disastrous Supreme Court rulings that established “corporate personhood” and spending money in elections as political speech.
Amending the Constitution will take nothing less than an organized, disciplined, mass movement of millions. The Move to Amend Coalition is doing the work to build that movement. Our current focus is education and mobilization -- 80% of the American public agrees that corporations shouldn't have the same rights as people, but they don't yet know about Move to Amend. Our task is to inform and engage them, and this year we focused on just that.
Four years ago this month, the Move to Amend Coalition was forming, and plans for the Campaign to Legalize Democracy were underway. We suspected that the Supreme Court would hand down a corporate-friendly decision in Citizens United and hoped we could use the decision to educate and organize around the issues of corporate personhood and money as free speech.
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A DVD of our film, Legalize Democracy, makes a great and timely present. We have T-shirts, books, stamps, and flags, too! We also offer gift cards for the activists on your list.
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