Announcements

CEOs Praised For Backing the Paris Accord Also Funded Lobbyists Pushing Trump To Withdraw

June 4, 2017

The chief executives of Dow Chemical and Corning Inc., among other business leaders, were portrayed in the media as environmental champions for opposing President Donald Trump’s move on Thursday to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.

Yet both companies back one of the few business groups to openly lobby the Trump administration in support of withdrawing from the plan, the Industrial Energy Consumers of America.

Taxpayers Charged $7 Billion a Year to Subsidize Fossil Fuels on Public Lands

May 24, 2017

"Rex Tillerson and other members of the Trump administration deny that these subsidies even exist just like they deny climate change. The reason is clear—in both cases, if you admit the truth, the only answer is a managed decline of the fossil fuel industry," said Stephen Kretzmann, executive director of Oil Change International.

Eyes on the Senate

May 22, 2017

Between the in-district work performed by Move to Amend affiliates, the citizen lobbying performed by our grassroots leaders last May, and the ongoing outreach performed by the national team, the We the People Amendment has been gaining steady traction in the House since it was first introduced.

The same effort can be replicated in the Senate this year, with your assistance. It begins with spreading the message and showing your Senators that there are constituents who care about this issue.

Please contact your Senators and ask them to introduce the We the People Amendment in the Senate.

Legalizing Democracy: The Right to Vote vs. Corporate Rights

May 15, 2017

From the Jim Crow style laws of the late 1800's which used literacy tests, poll taxes, and other more sinister methods to bar African Americans from voting, to women's suffrage, which wasn't achieved until 1920--less than 100 years ago--the people's so-called right to vote has only been expanded upon demand by a vibrant social movement.

In an effort to establish the right to vote as an indistinguishable feature of American democracy, FairVote, a non-profit committed to grassroots coalition building to create a more fair and accurate depiction of a real democracy, is behind a right to vote amendment in Congress, House Joint Resolution 74. To stop the continued debate over voting laws by states that each have their own rules and policies, many of which deliberately disenfranchise certain groups, this must-pass amendment declares, once and for all, that every US citizen has the right to vote.
 
Move to Amend supports FairVote and this amendment as part of a larger strategy to legalize democracy.

Do #You Move to Amend?

May 10, 2017

Does corporate personhood piss you off? If it does, you're not alone, I'm right there with you and so are many, many, many others! Today marks the 131st anniversary of Santa Clara County vs. Southern Pacific Railroad and the "birth" of corporate personhood. To highlight this important case, we are launching the #IMoveToAmend campaign.  

Our goal is to gain 50 new monthly sustainers by the end of May. We hope that you can help us reach our goal by becoming a Move To Amend monthly sustainer, today.

April 2017 Move to Amend Live Report

April 26, 2017

Welcome to our monthly livestream, the Move to Amend Live Report! This is the space where we bring you a live look into what’s going down inside the movement to amend the Constitution and legalize democracy. Check out the video recording below to learn the highlights from April and what's coming up in May. 

Remember to join us on Facebook LIVE each month on the 4th Wednesday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern on the Move to Amend Facebook Page to get the latest news, ask questions, and get involved!

Don't use Facebook? You can also tune in the day after to view the recording right here on our website, or via our YouTube channel.

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