Washington Announcements

The Grinch Who Stole Democracy

July 19, 2017

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 the People Amendment has 29 Co-Sponsors and Counting!

March 14, 2017

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]

If you're a constituent of one of the above members of Congress, send them a thank-you note here. They need and will appreciate your support. (A full list of our co-sponsors is here.)

Contact your member of Congress and ask them to co-sponsor H.J.R. 48, the We the People Amendment!

Move to Amend Reports LIVE with Post-Election Analysis

November 9, 2016

Move to Amend Reports brings you the voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our weekly podcast. 

Join us for a LIVE post-election special as we talk about the results of the 2016 election with local campaign organizers for California's Proposition 59 and Washington's I-735, along with a roundtable discussion featuring regular host Laura Bonham and Move to Amend's National Director Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap joined by special guests political Lee Camp of Redacted Tonight and Eleanor Goldfield of Act Out and Rooftop Revolutionaries!

Got a question or comment for our hosts and guests? Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate!

Move to Amend Reports on Ballot Initiatives in Washington & Ohio

March 10, 2016

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our weekly podcast. Every Thursday morning.

This week we highlight the upcoming ballot initiatives calling for a constitutional amendment to end corporate constitutional rights and money as speech in Washington State (I-735) and Toledo, Ohio (Issue 1). Join us as we talk with Move to Amend Spokane’s Stacy Cossey, WAmend organizers Diane Jones & Cindy Black, and Toledo Move to Amend’s Douglas Jambard-Sweet

Move to Amend Reports on Corporate Agribusiness and the People's Tribunal for Farmworkers

February 25, 2016

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our weekly podcast. Every Thursday at 7am Pacific / 10am Eastern.

This week we talk with Latino Advocacy, LLC founder Maru Mora-Villalpando about the recent People’s Tribunal for Farmworkers and the systemic violations of state laws, civil rights, labor rights, and human rights by corporate agricultural industries in Washington State.

Washington Ballot Measure Approved for November Election!

January 26, 2016

The Secretary of State’s Office for Washington State Elections certified Initiative 735 for the ballot today. I-735 will ask Washington voters to decide this November whether to join sixteen other states in calling for their state legislature and Congress to propose an amendment that makes clear that constitutional rights belong to human beings only and that money is not protected speech, effectively overturning the controversial decision in the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

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