Collaborate Statewide in Helena to get Big Money Out of Politics with National Organizer Greg Coleridge

April 28, 2018

Please Come to Helena Saturday April 28!
Collaborate Statewide to Get Big Money out of Politics
 with a National organizer
hosted by 
Montanans Move to Amend

Meeting supporters:

Helena Service for Peace and Justice, MontPIRG

 
The 2018 elections are our chance!  Please come and participate! 

Host:  Montanans Move to Amend with national organizer/speaker Greg Coleridge
When:  Saturday, April 28, 11:00 to 2:00 pm


Where:  Lewis and Clark Public Library, 120 South Last Chance Gulch 
Lunch:  Bring your own lunch or plan to order from a local caterer who will be on hand. 

Agenda: 

11:00-12:30:  Documentary showing and speaker Greg Coleridge, national organizer
12:30-2:00:  Lunch and collaboration among statewide interest groups and individuals  

Come for all or part!
                 
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Please RSVP 

We encourage participants to car pool: when you RSVP let us know if you can offer or need a ride and we’ll look for people from your area.  

Sue 406-240-0610

or

suek [at] montana.com  


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Montanans Move to Amend is a chapter of Move To Amend, the national grassroots organization that supports amending the US Constitution to ensure that we have the right to determine the role of corporations and money in our elections and our democracy.
For more information, visit the website:  https://movetoamend.org/about-us
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We need to take concrete action now to overturn Citizens United, get Big Money out of Politics, and End Corporate Rule.   Time is of the essence. 

Our candidates and elected representatives at the state and national level need to know that our number one priority is taking back our democracy from large moneyed interests.    

It is time for those concerned with social, economic, and environmental justice to come together and use “on the ground” organizing ideas.  

Until we overturn Citizens United and address corporate personhood under the Constitution, none of our causes will move forward and a great deal may be lost. 

75% of Montana voters supported the the 2012 initiative that called for the Constitutional amendment that said that “Corporations aren’t people and money isn’t speech."

Now there is a grassroots movement to bring forward the Constitutional amendment.  Move to Amend’s “We the People amendment” (HJR 48) has 52 sponsors in the US House, and growing.  This amendment will stop the Supreme court from allowing corruption and will get at the root of restoring our democracy and fair elections.     

Only a broad-based, participatory democracy can achieve this goal. 
Let’s find ways to persuade Montanans to leave the privacy of the voting booth and make this a very public demand of every present and future candidate.  

We hope you can come!
Sue Kirchmyer, Linda Gillison, and Joe Loos
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We the People Amendment
https://movetoamend.org/wethepeopleamendment

 House Joint Resolution 48 introduced January 30, 2017



Section 1. [Artificial Entities Such as Corporations Do Not Have Constitutional Rights]
The rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of natural persons only.
Artificial entities established by the laws of any State, the United States, or any foreign state shall have no rights under this Constitution and are subject to regulation by the People, through Federal, State, or local law.
The privileges of artificial entities shall be determined by the People, through Federal, State, or local law, and shall not be construed to be inherent or inalienable.
Section 2. [Money is Not Free Speech]
Federal, State, and local government shall regulate, limit, or prohibit contributions and expenditures, including a candidate's own contributions and expenditures, to ensure that all citizens, regardless of their economic status, have access to the political process, and that no person gains, as a result of their money, substantially more access or ability to influence in any way the election of any candidate for public office or any ballot measure.
Federal, State, and local government shall require that any permissible contributions and expenditures be publicly disclosed.
The judiciary shall not construe the spending of money to influence elections to be speech under the First Amendment.

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