January 2018 Newsletter

January 8, 2018


The Plan for Success in 2018—Call Your Senators/Representatives FIRST!

2018 will be a big year for Move To Amend. Support for the We The People Amendment jumped to 52 cosponsors at the end of 2017, well surpassing our 2018 goal!

BUT there's no reason to stop that momentum since we must keep growing the movement including securing a Senate introduction of the amendment!

We need YOUR help targeting Senators/Reps quickly in 2018!  

All it takes is a few clicks to send a message to your legislator telling them to join the 444,000 others that support movement to amend the Constitution. 

Send a quick message to your Representative!

Send a quick message to your Senator!

Here's what else you can do to make this happen:

  • Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper and ask your Senators BY NAME to introduce the companion bill to HJR 48. Senators definitely pay attention when their name shows up in the paper. If you're willing to do this task, please sign up here and we'll send you information to get started!
  • Call your Senators by phone and urge them to introduce a Senate companion bill to House Joint Resolution 48! Click here to get their phone numbers.
  • Donate to support our efforts! We fell short on our end of year fundraising campaign and we need your support! We can't vote our way out of this mess. Only a 28th Amendment can solve this problem.

We've also got a lot of other goals to achieve in 2018!

  • 300 Pledge to Amend signups (at least 50% of candidates elected on election day)
  • 750,000 Motion to Amend petition signers
  • 1,800 active volunteer leaders
  • 130 active Move to Amend Affiliate Groups
  • 8-20 state Move to Amend State Chapters
  • 3 Regional Convergences
  • Create a Political Action Committee to support and oppose state or federal candidate campaigns

2018 is set to be an incredibly tough and eventful year. We must remain vigilant against the chaos coming out of the Trump Administration while continuing to grow the movement to amend the Constitution—the only hope to create a real democracy. Get involved!

We give our heart-felt thanks to all the democracy champions who have co-sponsored the We the People Amendment! Share your appreciation by sending them a thank you message!

Rick Nolan (MN) • Matthew Cartwright (PA) • Keith Ellison (MN) • Mark Takano (CA) • Peter DeFazio (OR) • Louise Slaughter (NY) • John Conyers (MI) • Jamie Raskin (MD) • Ro Khanna (CA) • Ted Lieu (CA) • Walter Jones (NC) • Jose Serrano (NY) • Mark Pocan (WI) • Raul Grijalva (AZ) • Betty McCollum (MN) • Earl Blumenauer (OR) • Beto O’Rourke (TX) • Barbara Lee (CA) • Eliot Engel (NY) • Paul Tonko (NY) • Michael Capuano (MA) • Donald Norcross (NJ) • Don Beyer (VA) • Jared Huffman (CA) • Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC)​ • Suzanne Bonamici (OR) • Danny Davis (IL) • Derek Kilmer (WA) • Alma Adams (NC) • Pramilia Jayapal (WA) • Marcia Fudge (OH) • Timothy Walz (MN) • Ron Kind (WI) • Tulsi Gabbard (HI) • Peter Welch (VT) • Elijah Cummings (MD) • Suzan DelBene (WA) • Jackie Speier (CA) • Seth Moulton (MA) • Janice Schakowsky (IL) • Marcy Kaptur (OH) • Jim McGovern (MA) • Karen Bass (CA) • Ed Perlmutter (CO) • Adam Smith (WA) • Al Lawson (FL) • Mark DeSaulnier (CA) • Joseph Kennedy (MA) • Niki Tsongas (MA) • Stephen Lynch (MA) • Katherine Clark (MA) • Gwen Moore (WI)  

​Move to Amend Live Report from Facebook -- Every 4th Wednesday at 5pm!

Tune in to the Move to Amend Live Report brought to you by Facebook Live! This is the place where you can learn what's going on in the movement to amend the Constitution. 

Join us LIVE each month on the 4th Wednesdayat 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern on the Move to Amend Facebook Page to get the latest news, ask questions, and get involved!

Check out the December Report Below: 

➤➤ Don't use Facebook? You can also tune in the day after to view the recording right here on our website, or via our YouTube channel.

Miss our old podcasts? Check out the archives at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/movetoamend or download us from iTunes.

Barnstorming in 2018!

In the tradition of the mighty Populist Movement, Move to Amend's experienced and acclaimed speakers will continue their tours around the country in 2018, spreading the word about the campaign to amend the Constitution and inspiring action!

Our speakers give rousing talks, telling the story of the American creation myth and the Constitution as it pertains to Corporate Personhood and illegitimate but legal corporate constitutional rights, followed by about an hour of facilitated discussion/Q&A.

The goal of Move to Amend's Barnstorming Tours is to educate, inspire action, and identify local organizers to start Move to Amend Affiliate groups. These events are free and open to the public thanks to donations!

  • Florida & Washington D.C. in January

  • Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi & Alabama in February

  • Arizona in March

  • Montana & Idaho in April

​You can stay in the loop as we update our touring schedule by going to the Barnstorming page on our website. This is also where you can request a speaker to come to your town!

Move To Amend is Hiring!

We’re hiring a Legislative & Media Coordinator and extended the application for Spring 2018 Interns too!

Hiring: Legislative & Media Coordinator

The Legislative & Media Coordinator works with other staff, board members and volunteers to elevate our message, analysis, and frame with elected officials and their staff; track and support legislative efforts at the state and federal level; engage and grow our supporter base involved in citizen lobbying and media outreach efforts; and create and distribute press releases and media advisories and develop relationships with national and regional reporters.

Note that this position requires living in the Washington D.C. area or within a few hour train ride to easily accommodate frequent trips to D.C.

Application deadline is January 15.

Click here for more information and application details.

Intern with Move To Amend!

We are seeking bright, energetic folks to join our Spring 2018 intern team. Interns can telecommute from anywhere in the United States.

Interns are a critical part of Move To Amend's infrastructure and will get quickly plugged in to serious organizing work in our committees & caucuses. Our intern team also provides support to Move to Amend affiliate groups all across the country. 

Hours: Part time, 25-35 hours per week

Application Deadline: JANUARY 12

For more information on the internship program, please visit http://movetoamend.org/internships

Leadership Summit in Washington D.C.

Coming up June 8-11, Move To Amend will be hosting our second ever Leadership Summit which will feature another We The People Lobby Day on Capitol Hill. Mark your calendar!

You don't want to miss this event. The Leadership Summit will consist of excellent trainings, deep political education, community-building skills, an empowering Lobby Day on Capitol Hill and much more!

Tickets and more information will be made available SOON! Sign up to be the first to know!

Don't Miss the Webinar on How To Get Involved with Move To Amend in 2018!

It's the beginning of a new year for Move to Amend, and we're gearing up to make it a year of action!

Join our Take Action Webinar to learn how you can get involved with Move to Amend and hear more about our projects and goals for 2018!

Tuesday, January 9
3:00pm Hawaii / 4:00pm Alaska / 5:00pm Pacific / 6:00pm Mountain / 7:00pm Central / 8:00pm Eastern

Click here to RSVP

Stamp Out Corporate Rule! 

Why are multi-national corporations paying zero taxes?

Why do prescription drugs cost more in the U.S. than any other country?

Why do private prisons profit from mass incarceration?

Because our politicians only listen to those with the most money! Let's send Congress a message on something they seem to know and love quite well. 

➤➤ Order your Move To Amend stamps today!

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