I Move to Amend, Do You? - Thom Hartmann

December 14, 2018

Hi, I'm Thom Hartmann. I am an author and progressive political commentator. Many of you know me from my nationally syndicated radio show, the Thom Hartmann Program.

I'm also a long time supporter of Move to Amend! Please join with me in supporting their work to pass a Constitutional amendment to end corporate personhood and get big money out of politics.

I’ve found that around this time of the year, it’s not unusual for folks to be looking forward to a fresh start, to get back up and try again in the new year. Considering the state of our union and the neoliberal/conservative policies fueling the corporate takeover of our democracy that I report on daily, it isn’t surprising that many Americans are hoping the New Year will bring relief. 

I find myself almost wishing time would stand still, except that burying our collective heads in the sand is what led this nation to this point in the first place. And despite what seems like an endless stream of bad news, I remain hopeful about the future because of groups like Move to Amend. Working with a committed and passionate group of folks who understand the changes needed in the U.S. is rare and something that I am so fortunate to participate in with this amazing group of activists.
 
Please help Move to Amend get all of us one step closer to real democracy; to the end of corporate rule and corruption. Please join me in donating today!
 
For years, I have used my position in the media to help push for an end to corporate personhood and to the cause that Move to Amend leads across the country. 

This year, I was able to do a special thing for Move to Amend; something that allowed me to meet the amazing grassroots volunteers who do this work day in and day out. As a Keynote Speaker at Move to Amend’s annual Leadership Summit, I thought I was coming to share my knowledge and insider view of Washington with the group. What I did not realize is that I would leave that room with my passion ignited and with my own hope reinstated.
 
I can tell you a hundred ways Move to Amend’s victory will change this country, but I know you won’t read an email that long. So, instead,I am going to ask YOU to take action today and help Move to Amend move forward and continue the work by donating today.

Move to Amend is the one group confronting corporate personhood head on and winning. Please join with me in supporting their work. Move to Amend needs to raise $150,000 to end 2018 in the black - please join me in supporting this critical people's movement.

No one else is doing the work Move to Amend does. They're building a multi-cultural, multi-generational, cross-class movement through community education, barnstorming tours, internal movement education, passing ballot initiatives and resolutions in support of the We the People Amendment, alliance and coalition building, and convincing candidates through the Pledge to Amend campaign to support our amendment.

Move to Amend is on the frontlines of building a broad, deep, and diverse democracy movement, which we urgently need to grow in the New Year. Please join with me in supporting this work.

Move to Amend’s analysis is spot on. Our problem is a structural one and requires a structural fix. Chipping away at the edges of corporate political spending is not going to change the hundreds of ways corporations are allowed by law to overrule human and community self-determination.

Many groups talking about “corporate personhood” are only working on the money in politics angle. History teaches us that’s nowhere near enough. The campaign finance system was already broken before Citizens United, so reversing the decision won’t actually fix the problem. The problem is corporations with 1st, 4th, 5th, and 14th Amendment rights, coupled with limited liability and other benefits.We must end corporate constitutional rights once and for all.Then the two major parties will offer up candidates people actually want to vote for, instead of perpetually voting out of fear.

For nine years, I’ve supported Move to Amend and I intend to keep it up. It’s one of the best investments in democracy I’ve ever made. Please join with me in supporting this critical work.

As we brace for the year ahead, Move to Amend is a light in these dark times. By engaging and empowering the real sovereigns of this nation—We the People—Move to Amend is providing a path forward which will ultimately deliver the promise of American democracy. 

Hatred and oppression or real transformative democracy? It’s a no-brainer. Please contribute to Move to Amend today!

Yours in the movement to amend,
Thom Hartmann

P.S. Move to Amend needs to raise $150,000 to end 2018 in the black. Each year I help them raise nearly 1/3 of their annual budget in the final month of the year, and this year is no exception. If they don't make their goal it would be a real tragedy and setback for the democracy movement -- please join me in donating to Move to Amend today!

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