States often compete to attract corporations with tax breaks and other perks – but should they be able to sweeten the pot with a bespoke justice system as well? A new Wisconsin law offers Foxconn Technology Group, an electronics manufacturing giant based in Taiwan, $3 billion in credits and tax breaks along with a tailor-made legal process – distinct from the process every other business and citizen in the state enjoys.
After Donald Trump ascended to the presidency, despite losing the popular vote by an astounding margin, there just wasn't a lot of cheering to be heard in Whoville. Trump is like The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, with the notable exception that Trump doesn't have a heart, not even one ten sizes too small.
Our mission is to establish authentic, participatory democracy for all people, not corporations. Our first goal is to help build a diverse democracy movement capable of passing the We the People Amendment. The amendment abolishes corporate constitutional rights (corporate personhood) and money as free political speech.
If you're new to Move to Amend, or joining the growing resistance; if you want to do more, but don't know where to start, or if your #1 issue just hit a brick wall built by the corporatized state, we invite you to volunteer with Move to Amend, the Campaign to Legalize Democracy!
This year several states, districts,and municipalities held elections, and we need to be sure they don’t slip through the cracks! You can help hold elected officials accountable!
Call, email, and snail mail all candidates and elected officials to ask them to take the pledge:
“I support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be limited through regulation.”
Visit MoveToAmend.org/Pledge-Amend for tips, talking points, and more!
At the very time our nation is in uproar, Move to Amend is uniquely positioned to offer a path forward, a vision of a democratic future based on human rights not corporate profits. Our Campaign to Legalize Democracy is succeeding, whereas the more common and glorified employment schemes masquerading as non-profits get little done.
We're a grassroots organization with a very small, devoted and underpaid staff, and we accomplish a lot! From educating and lobbying public officials, to educating local communities and passing resolutions and ballot initiatives, we have always succeeded--alone or in coalition--all on a shoestring budget.
We're gaining ground quickly and our capacity must grow, too. The more immediate need is simply maintaining current capacity. To meet our budget priorities, we must raise $10,000 by the end of this quarter--in just three days. Please contribute $28 for the 28th Amendment, here.
Legislators should listen to voters, not special interests
* March 23rd, Letter to the Editor, Daily Times by Jo Bostrom
“We The People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union ...”
Letter to the Editor, Printed in the Jefferson County Daily Union and Watertown Daily Times by Dan Fary