Michigan 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 on What the (BLEEP) Happened to Detroit

July 27, 2015

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.

We conclude our series highlighting the Detroit community in its struggle against corporate rule with a conversation about black "nation-building." We talk with local organizer and cultural activist Will Copeland about how Detroit’s black community is organizing to build a self-determining, self-sustaining culture.

What the (Bleep) Happened to Hip Hop?!

March 8, 2015

What the (Bleep) Happened to Hip Hop?! is an educational campaign to address the corporatization of culture and how corporate power has co-opted our music, dance, and other arts and how to build a movement to end corporate rule. Culture is a dynamic process that both reflects and creates consciousness, and it plays an important role in building a grassroots movement to amend the Constitution. The dominant culture is typically the culture of the ruling class, and when the ruling class is a corporate oligarchy commodifying the artistic products of We the People, culture becomes a vehicle for indoctrination -- reinforcing racist, sexist, and classist stereotypes in order to divide us into manageable social groups the ruling corporate elite can control.

Move to Amend Reports Features Claire McClinton & Maureen Taylor This Week

July 28, 2014

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 continue the discussion of the water crisis in Detroit, focusing on Michigan's Public Act 436 and the Emergency Financial Managers it established in Detroit and other cities in Michigan. We will be talking with guests Claire McClinton of the Michigan Poverty Roundtable and Maureen Taylor of Michigan Welfare Rights Organization. 

Grand Rapids Leaders Condemn Supreme Court's Citizens United Decision

September 11, 2012

Sept. 11, 2012 - Mayor George Heartwell and four of six Grand Rapids City Commissioners (James White, Ruth Kelly, Rosalynn Bliss, and Elias Lumpkins) pose with members of MoveToAmend-Grand Rapids on the occasion of their signing a letter to Governor Snyder requesting that he “take the strongest measures” to correct the abuses of the U.S.

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