We'll be meeting in Sudbury this month to discuss a possible legislative campaign, local outreach, and other spring events. Join us on:
Monday, February 24, 2014
at the Goodnow Library,
21 Concord Rd, Sudbury, MA
The library is about a block in from Route 20. We'll be meeting in the small upstairs conference room. Questions, please email Barbara at .
Our first meeting of the new year will be held in Cambridge:
Democracy Center, Nelson Mandela Room
45 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge
Thursday, January 16, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
(New attendees come at 6:45 for snacks and to be oriented!)
MOVE TO AMEND BERKSHIRES PRESENTS:
Join us for a movie and speaker. Free and open to the public.
When: Sunday, November 3, 2-5 pm
Where: 55 North St, Pittsfield, MA - Berkshire Brigades Office
When Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, it was the action of one man who, though supported by many in the nation, was the driving force for the issue behind the proclamation. We are indebted to Lincoln for working as he did to bring about a transformative change in our nation.
Every so often, citizens get to vote on an issue that is also transformative to our nation, where masses of voters, rather than the stroke of one man's pen, bring about a healing change. Adding an amendment to the Constitution is just such a movement, and it is going on now.
The growing grassroots democracy movement took another huge step forward this week when Congressional Representatives Rick Nolan (DFL-Minnesota) and Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin) joined Move To Amend coalition organizers Ben Manski and George “Leesa” Friday at the National Press Club to announce that the “We the People Amendment” was being introduced in Congress (H.J.Res. 29).
This amendment clearly and unequivocally states that:
Section 1. Only People Have Constitutional Rights
There's a sophisticated pushback against corporate power in the works.
November 23, 2012 |
It didn’t look like the movie Lincoln, which opened the same weekend. Instead of crusty men in musty rooms, half the speakers were women and the setting was a bright modern law school auditorium. But the challenge at hand was equally great. In Lincoln’s day, it was the 13th Amendment to end slavery. Today, it's repairing American democracy for the 21st century.