Move to Amend Los Angeles

Date Established: 

March 2011

The local Move to Amend affiliate for Los Angeles, California.

Announcements

The California Resistance Calls for an End to Corporate Rule

August 23, 2017

At a contentious California Democratic Party Convention in May that saw ideological conflicts between an entrenched establishment of privileged professionals and an emergent grassroots progressive insurgency, there were two notorious doctrines that delegates across the board nevertheless agreed to come down firmly against: the fiction that "corporations are people" and the related fallacy that "money equals political speech".

Let's Lead the Way for California - SINGLE PAYER NOW!

June 20, 2017

While the U.S. Senate -- in service to their corporate cronies -- is working to take away healthcare from millions of Americans, the California Senate passed a single-payer bill on a 23-14 vote, The bill is now headed to the State Assembly. A new poll shows 70% support for the Medicare-for-All type single-payer system the bill creates.

Please tell your Assembly member that you support The Healthy California Act (SB-562), and ask them to co-sponsor (author) it in the assembly.

Move to Amend Reports on CA Proposition 59, The Overturn Citizens United Act!

October 6, 2016

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our weekly podcast. New shows released every Thursday morning!

The 2016 ballot is shaping up for a pivotal election year, and Move to Amend will be a part of the action in two states this November. With 4 weeks before voters head to the polls, Move to Amend partners and affiliates in California are mobilizing to get out the vote for the largest population of any US state for Proposition 59, the Overturn Citizens United Act. Tune in this week to hear to learn how you can get involved in this exciting campaign from Move to Amend affiliate organizer Anne Wilson of Santa Clara County and Yes On Prop. 59 Committee Chair Michele Sutter of the Money Out Voters In Coalition!

 

Press Coverage

Santa Monica City Council Challenges Election Contributions

April 2, 2012

Corporations will continue to argue they are extensions of people and are therefore entitled to similar legal protections, but the City of Santa Monica resolved at City Council’s Tuesday meeting to limit the rights of big business in public campaigns.

The resolution now pits Santa Monica in a larger campaign against the Supreme Court, which in 2010, ruled corporations were not to be limited in the amount of money they expend in public elections.

The 6-0 vote by the council members means that City Hall is taking a stand on how much corporate money influences an election.

Corporate Campaign Fundraising Picks Up Speed

August 11, 2010

In an August 2 Los Angeles Times story, writer Tom Hamburger from the Times Washington Bureau reports that business and conservative groups are preparing to spend significant sums of money to defeat Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.  Recent rulings by the Supreme Court allow unlimited spending by corporations and unions for some electioneering activities.