Keep the fire of democracy burning

December 31, 2016

I'm Thom Hartmann. I am an author and progressive political commentator. I'm also a long time supporter of Move to Amend!

Move to Amend is the one group confronting corporate personhood head on and winning. Please join with me in supporting this work. Move to Amend needs to raise $45,000 today to end 2016 in the black -- please join me in supporting this important people's movement.

No one is doing the work Move to Amend does. They're building a multi-cultural, multi-generational 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 identifying candidates who support our amendment, through the Pledge to Amend campaign.

Move to Amend is on the frontlines of building a broad, deep, and diverse democracy movement, which we urgently need to take shape in the New Year. To make that happen, Move to Amend must raise $45,000 by the end of the year to meet our fundraising goal. Please join with me today 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.

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 First, Fourth, Fifth, and 14th Amendment rights, coupled with limited liability and other benefits. We must end corporate constitutional rights once and for all. 

For six 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, today.

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.