This past Friday, Governor Brown officially backed out of a crucial deal that would have let Nestlé build a $50 million water bottling plant in Cascade Locks. The Governor told the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to officially withdraw an application that set aside up to 225 gallons per minute from Oxbow Springs for commercial sale.
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!
We are thrilled to announce that we have 29 co-sponsors on the We the People Amendment (HJR 48)!
Our strategic goal this year is to reach 35 co-sponsors, and we are well on our way!
We want to thank both our lead sponsor, Rep. Rick Nolan and our Move to Amend affiliates for their handiwork. Well done!
Of course we want to thank our first-time co-sponsors:
Rep. Alma Adams [NC-12],
Rep. Donald Beyer, Jr. [VA-8],
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [OR-1],
Rep. Eliot Engel [NY-16],
Rep. Derek Kilmer [WA-6],
Rep. Ro Khanna, [CA-17],
Rep. Donald Norcross [NJ-1],
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton [DC-At Large],
Rep. Jamie Raskin [MD-8],
Rep. Jose Serrano [NY-15], and
Rep. Paul Tonko, Paul [NY-20]
Move to Amend is *thrilled* to announce that we have been invited to join Neil Young on his upcoming tour for his new studio album, The Monsanto Years.
Neil and team have invited 5 non-profits to join his tour to help raise awareness about the corporate takeover of farming and of our food supply, as well as climate change and other environmental issues, and Move to Amend is one of them.
You can help us be part of this in a number of ways...
As a Move to Amend supporter we need your help persuading House Speaker Tina Kotek to allow HJM 2 to move forward. Here's the background.
There are two ways to propose an amendment according to Article V of the US Constitution:
Central Oregon Move to Amend - Recharge
Saturday, September 27: 5:30 - 7:30 (or so)
Common House at Higher Ground: 2558 NE Daggett, Bend 97701
As always, we will have some singing, some time to get acquainted, an update on our statewide ballot measure, and these two educational pieces:
Are you feeling the urge to restore our democracy? The Oregon state-wide effort affiliated with the national Move to Amend movement is moving toward the action phase: soon we will have the materials to begin gathering signatures for our 2016 ballot measure.
Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our internet radio program. Every Thursday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern. This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.
This week we talk with Alyssa Macy about her work with the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC), an organization of Indigenous Peoples from North, Central, South America, the Caribbean and the Pacific working for the Sovereignty and Self Determination of Indigenous Peoples and the recognition and protection of Indigenous Rights, Treaties, Traditional Cultures and Sacred Lands. She is working to connect Treaty Issues to the work of the Pacific Northwest Social Forum and to engage Indigenous Peoples from the region.