Late last year, the Montana high court, citing the state’s long history of corporate money corrupting politics, defied the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision and continued enforcing the state’s 100-year old law banning corporate involvement in state elections.
We may not be able to compete with Big Corporate Money, but if we all chip in a little bit to Move to Amend every month, we can make a big difference!
From coast to coast, the Move to Amend coalition is providing tools and resources to help Americans grow the movement to amend the Constitution.
The organizations in our coalition were hard at work educating and organizing against Corporate Personhood years before the Citizens United ruling, and now we've turned our years of groundwork into a national movement to amend the Constitution.
For a generation, America's political-economy has been gripped in a vicious cycle. Those at the top of the economic pile have taken an ever-growing share of the nation's income, and then leveraged that haul into ever-greater political power, which they have in turn used to rewrite the rules of “the market” in their favor. Wash, rinse and repeat.
Vermont Becomes First State to Call for Amendment that Would Remove Corporations From Constitution
With yesterday’s vote in the state house, Vermont is now the first state to call for an amendment to abolish the doctrine known as “Corporate Personhood” which gives corporations constitutional rights meant to protect people.
Vermont is poised to become the first state to call for an amendment to abolish the doctrine known as “Corporate Personhood” which gives corporations constitutional rights meant to protect people.
Hawaii and New Mexico have passed resolutions against the Citizens United v. FEC ruling by the Supreme Court, but the Vermont resolution goes beyond simply overturning that case and aims to remove corporations from the constitution altogether and make clear that money is not speech and that campaign spending and political contributions can be regulated by the government.