Move to Amend is barnstorming through Pennsylvania and Ohio, and we're coming to a town near you! Catch a talk in your area, and learn how you can get involved in the campaign to end corporate personhood and demand real democracy!
We are very excited about what lies ahead for us in the coming year. We built up a lot of momentum last year to carry us forward, and we hope you will join us in maximizing our potential in 2013. Check out our Take Action Webinar held last week to learn more.
Or tune in to our new internet radio program!
Move to Amend Reports hosted by National Leadership Team members Laura Bonham and Egberto Willies, will air every Thurs at 8:00 PM ET, 5:00 PM PT.
Out of the guts of the internet, we find an endless stream of misattributed quotes and made-up stories that end up in chain emails that you eventually receive from your loopy uncle in Texas who's trying to justify right-wing economics or anti-Obama conspiracy theories.
It's just one of the headaches of the Internet Age.
But, there's one quote in particular that's always attributed to an obscure Scottish historian, Sir Alexander Frasier Tytler (as if that gave it great credibility), and it seemed to both make sense and prophecy the end of the American Republic.
Tytler was supposed to have said: "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess of the public treasury. From that time on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the results that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship."
So is a corporation a person, or not? A California man (who was present at Move to Amend's founding meeting) has decided to see if the state really stands by the statute that defines a person in California’s Vehicle Code as a “natural person or corporation.”
For the Move to Amend coalition and our supporters, 2012 was a banner year. At a time in our nation’s history marked by economic and social stress, MTA stayed focused on our goal and met with success, thanks entirely to the investment—both physical and financial—of members like you.
We have big plans for 2013 and we want to share them with you and give you the opportunity to get involved in the year ahead.
We know you are receiving many year-end appeals right now. We also know that you realize how imperative it is that we grow a mass movement to demand an amendment to the Constitution.
We’re asking you to make a year-end, tax-deductible donation to support Move to Amend, because our coalition is different from the other organizations working on this issue...
From Massachusetts to Oregon, Colorado to Illinois and Wisconsin, and Ohio to California, citizens throughout the country voted overwhelmingly yesterday for their legislators to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v.
While Move to Amend affiliates have had great success in passing resolutions, some affiliates have been stone-walled by local elected officials who don’t believe there is a problem or are afraid to rattle corporate cages for fear of reprisals.