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]
The controversial Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United vs. the Federal Elections Commission case has spawned a massive grassroots movement, Move to Amend, www.MoveToAmend.org, calling for an end to corporate personhood.
Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court removed virtually all restrictions on corporate money in politics, groups around the country have been attempting to overturn the results of "Citizens United."
Now communities such as Oak Park are giving residents a voice on whether that should happen.
Oak Park Township has placed an advisory referendum on Tuesday's ballot asking voters for governments on all levels to consider a constitutional amendment regulating political funding of campaigns.
DuPage County voters came down firmly behind proposals to rein in two forms of political power when they went to the ballot booth this week.
A statewide advisory measure urging a prohibition on simultaneously holding two elected offices drew overwhelming endorsement, with more than 90 percent in DuPage favoring the ban.