On Wednesday, August 19, ten members of Move to Amend from Mendocino, Sonoma and Humboldt Counties paid a visit to the Sacramento offices of State Senator Mike McGuire and Assemblyman Jim Wood. Both McGuire and Wood made pre-election pledges to support amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and political spending can be limited through regulation. The delegation traveled to Sacramento to show the broad support for Move to Amend in the 2nd Assembly and State Senate districts and to remind our newly elected representatives of their pledge. “We also wanted to establish a dialog with our elected representatives about how to advance the amendment effort on the state level and how we can support their leadership in this effort,” said Margaret Koster of Move to Amend, Mendocino County. “Unfortunately, both legislators were tied up in meetings and we met instead with their staff. We will be following up with them when they visit the district next month,” according to Carrie Durkee, also of Move to Amend, Mendocino County.
Move to Amend, Mendocino County, collected enough signatures to get Measure F on the ballot in November 2012 showing county voters’ support for amending the Constitution and the measure passed with a 75% yes vote.