June 2017 Newsletter

June 11, 2017

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We The People Lobby This Summer -- Will You Join Us?

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Move to Amend's 28th Amendment has been buildling momentum since it was introduced in January!

Having quickly reached our goal in the House of Representatives with 42 cosponsors and counting, our volunteers are gearing up for the next big push for another big 2017 strategic goal: Introduce the We the People Amendment in the Senate for the first time with 5 co-sponsors!

Thanks House Joint Resolution 48 continues to gain support in the House of Representatives with  new cosponsors: Representatives Seth Moulton (MA), Janice Schakowsky (IL), Marcy Kaptur (OH), Jim McGovern (MA)! This brings our total to 42. 

Move to Amend volunteers are hard at work to recruit additional cosponsors and we're gearing up for a big push during the August recess to reach another strategic plan goal for 2017:

Let your Congress member know how corporate rule is destroying democracy and how they can take steps to protect and expand it.

➤➤ Contact your Senator and ask them to sponsor the We the People Amendment!

Has your representative signed on yet? Don't let them off the hook! There are still House representatives who cosponsored the We the People Amendment in last session and need to sign on now: Ed Perlmutter (CO), Mark DeSaulnier (CA), Judy Chu (CA). 

➤➤ Send your House Representative a message today: co-sponsor H.J.R. 48, the We the People Amendment!

We give our heart-felt thanks to our newest co-sponsors and all the democracy champions who have already 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 (NY) • 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)


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

Move to Amend's weekly online podcast has transitioned to a new monthly video format -- the Move to Amend Live Report brought to you by Facebook Live! This is the space where you can learn what's going on in the movement to amend the Constitution and get the lowdown on corporate rule, corporate personhood, and money as speech. 

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

Check out the May 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.
 


June 2017 Webinar: Constitution Day Planning!

Each year, educational institutions which receive federal funding must provide programming on the U.S. Constitution aroung September 17th, Constitution Day. This provides Move to Amend an opportunity to get into schools and teach the history of the Constitution, its role in shaping our democracy, and the implications of personhood rights for artificial entities.

Join the webinar to learn how you can engage in this program to engage young people!

Tuesday, June 13th at 2pm Hawaii / 4:00pm Alaska / 5:00pm Pacific / 6:00pm Mountain / 7:00pm Central / 8:00pm Eastern​ 

These online trainings are an opportunity for folks to connect with Move to Amend and learn about organizing tools and campaign opportunities, and to connect with other MTA community organizers across the country. 

Learn about how you can connect with educators, administrators, and students to provide informative materials and tips for how to present these materials, including our participatory Personhood Rights & Timeline exercise.

➤➤ Click here to RSVP today!

Did you miss our May webinar about How to Get Your Reps to Co-Sponsor HJR48? Click here to watch the archive recording and find more information!

 


Join Move to Amend at the Democracy Convention III, August 2-6!

If you want to strengthen democracy where it matters most ... in our communities, our schools, our workplaces and local economies, our military, our government, our media, our constitution ... you will find something inspiring in Minneapolis, Minnesota this August 2-6, 2017. Join us at the third national Democracy Convention.

More than one conference, the Democracy Convention houses ten conferences under one roof. As the great progressive reformer Fighting Bob La Follette said, "democracy is a life," and "involves constant struggle" in all sectors of society. With the Democracy Convention, we recognize the importance of each of these separate democracy struggles, as well as the need to unite them all in a common, deeply rooted, broad based, movement for democracy.

➤➤  Register for the Convention!
 


Do Your Elected Officials Pledge to Amend?

Pledge to Amend is our campaign to hold our candidates and elected officials accountable to the movement to amend. 

Are your elected officials on record as committing to support the Movement to Amend? What about candidates running for local or state office this year?

➤➤ Find out if your elected officials and candidates have Pledged to Amend, and how you can engage them if not.

 


 

Thank You to Everyone Who Participated in #IMoveToAmend!​

Move to Amend is only possible because of generous people like you who are part of our movement. Welcome, and thank you!


June 14th is Flag Day! Fly Our Updated American Flag and Tell it Like it Is!

It isn't pretty, but our updated U.S. is probably more accurate than the original stars and stripes!

This flag day and every day, fly the flag of corporate rule (upside down maybe?) to call out that our democracy should serve We the People, not large corporations.

➤➤ Order yours from our online store today!


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