Gearing Up Now to Frame the Next National Election

November 6, 2013

We are very excited to tell you about our exciting new New Hampshire Campaign!

2016 Presidential candidates are already visiting the state, soliciting support for their campaigns due to New Hampshire having such an early primary. We have the opportunity to make ending corporate personhood and getting big money out of politics central to the next national election.

Trans-Pacific Partnership: What's at Stake is Democracy

November 1, 2013


What in the world is exciting such headlines? An apt question, since the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a global trade agreement that leaves all previous agreements in the dust -- or the dustbin of history, littered with gifts to corporations, each more sumptuous than the last.

If you haven't heard of the TPP, it's because the negotiations have been under wraps for over three years, except for some 600 corporate lobbyists and a select few sworn-to-secrecy members of Congress. Remember "fast track authority" for previous trade agreements like NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement of 1994? The TPP special will roar by unless enough people lobby to derail it.

The TPP is a sweeping trade deal that would establish a free trade zone stretching from Vietnam to Chile, Canada to Australia, encompassing 12 countries, 40% of the world’s population and 60% of global GDP.

Robert Reich on Move to Amend Reports: Oct 24

October 21, 2013

We invite you to tune into Move to Reports this Thursday, October 24 at 5:00 PM PT/ 8:00 PM ET for an interview with Robert Reich. His new film “Inequality for All,” was released on September 27.

Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, and was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. He has written thirteen books and is a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine.

This topic impacts every American. Understanding income inequality, how it harms democracy, and how to talk about it impacts our organizing efforts as well.

Citizens United 2.0? Hell No!

October 8, 2013

In McCutcheon v. Federal Elections Commission, the Supreme Court will decide whether or not to uphold a law that says that no one person can contribute over $123,000 directly to federal candidates, parties, and committees (that’s over twice the average American’s income).

We don’t need the Court to do any more damage to our democracy. Shaped by the Court’s past decisions, the current system of campaign finance already allows a tiny percentage of wealthy Americans to dominate our elections and political process.

The solution to this poison is the We the People Amendment. In the face of another Supreme Court ruling aimed at further making democracy not only impossible, but actually illegal, it is time for us to stand up. IT IS TIME FOR US TO RESIST.

Stand Up and Resist...

Story of Solutions Advocates Changing Rules of the "Game" -- We Agree!

October 2, 2013

Annie Leonard’s groundbreaking video, The Story of Stuff, awakened millions of people to the repercussions of our consumer culture five years ago. Now she’s taking on an even bigger campaign—transforming our flawed system and calling for a new conversation about how we can create meaningful change. The Story of Solutions, the newest video from Leonard and her Story of Stuff project, encourages viewers to push for solutions that change the economy’s goal from “more” to “better.”

At Move to Amend, we couldn't agree more. But it isn't just about changing the rules and goals of our economy -- it is about changing the rules of all our systems: the economy, our legal system, our political system.

Laird Monahan: Rest in Peace

September 22, 2013

Over the weekend we received a message from Robin Monahan informing us that his brother Laird (Sept 8, 1940 - Sept 19, 2013) has passed away.

Laird was among the first people to reach out to Move to Amend after our coalition formed. He and his brother Robin were outraged by the Citizens United decision and offered to support Move to Amend by walking across the United States to spread the message of the need for an amendment to end corporate constitutional rights and money as free speech.