Manasota Move to Amend

Date Established: 

June 2014

The local Move to Amend affiliate for Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Florida.

The Manasota Move to Amend Affiliate is working under the umbrella of the Peace Education and Action Center.  This group is continuing and expanding on the great work done by SAFE (Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections), a partner affiliate since September 2011.

JANUARY 2019 UPDATE

We hosted Move to Amend Grassroots Volunteer Coordinator Keyan Bliss in January - meeting with him to review our 2019 Organizing Plan and hosting a local barnstorming.  Our next event will be a Corporate Rights Trivia Night on March 12th.  

The influence of money in elections and corporations are decimating education, health care, elections, the economy, the justice system, the environment and the right of We the People to decide. And it will worsen until we build an authentic, diverse, democracy movement that works to end corporate constitutional rights and the doctrine that money is equal to free speech. but which also includes changing laws and rules that have historically oppressed people and communities.

Email us at Sarasota [at] MoveToAmend.org to get involved.

 

Announcements

2019 Barnstorming

February 7, 2019

Keyan Bliss, grassroots volunteer coordinator for Move to Amend, spoke to a Sarasota crowd on the anniversary of the Citizens United Supreme Court Decision.  He outlined the Supreme Court lineage of corporate rights. Keyan also updated us as to the progress made at the grassroots level to pass the 28th amendment.

Press Coverage

End Constitutional Rights of American Corporations

February 4, 2019

End constitutional rights of American corporations

Jan. 21 was the ninth anniversary of Citizens United vs. FEC, the infamous Supreme Court decision that opened the floodgates of election money from the super-rich and corporate entities. Result: further drowning out voices of us without money.

Corporate hijacking of elections and government predates Citizens United by decades, in the case of corporate constitutional rights by more than a century!

Moving Toward a 28th Amendment

January 24, 2019

A nationwide effort is underway to overturn corporate ‘personhood’

It’s not easy to pass a constitutional amendment. The last time it happened was in 1992, when the 27th set requirements for changes in compensation to members of Congress.

It had first been introduced more than 200 years earlier, in 1789.

Defend Democracy Conference

February 4, 2017

The Unitarian Universalist congregation in Venice has endorsed Move To Amend and they mean it! Kindra Muntz pulled together a fantastic conference in Venice. Participants arrived from all over Southwest Florida. Arlene Sweeting and Diane Desenberg of the Manasota Move To Amend team were both presenters. During the conference, participants had a chance to get together in small groups to discuss what they could do locally to help defend our democracy.