Coalition seeking new 28th amendment tries to gain support in Rochester

October 13, 2018
Holden Krusemark

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) “We the People” is the beginning of the United States Constitution and it’s also the rallying cry for a coalition hoping to pass a 28th amendment.

The “Move to Amend” coalition introduced House Joint Resolution 48 in January of 2017, in hopes to end corporate rule.

The movement started in California to end corporate person-hood, which they believe gives corporations rights solely intended for human beings.

“Move to Amend” has spread across the U.S. with more than 450,000 petition signatures backing the movement.

Coalition organizers gathered in Rochester Saturday night to speak about this movement.

“Our ultimate vision is to really create a vibrant democratic society, that is representative of all people, and actually centers human beings and their environment first, over property interests and other wealth, commercial interests. The “We the People” amendment seeks to basically make two things clear: one, constitutional rights belong to human beings, not corporations. The second principle is that money is not equal to political speech,” said Keyan Bliss, Move to Amend Grassroots Volunteer Coordinator.

Bliss says “Move to Amend” has garnered support from Minnesota politicians, including Tim Walz, Rick Nolan and more than 60 other co-sponsors.

Since the amendment was introduced in 2017, they have until 2025 to pass it through Congress and then ratification in the two years after.

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