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The Grinch Who Stole Democracy

July 19, 2017

After Donald Trump ascended to the presidency, despite losing the popular vote by an astounding margin, there just wasn't a lot of cheering to be heard in Whoville. Trump is like The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, with the notable exception that Trump doesn't have a heart, not even one ten sizes too small.  

Our mission is to establish authentic, participatory democracy for all people, not corporations. Our first goal is to help build a diverse democracy movement capable of passing the We the People Amendment. The amendment abolishes corporate constitutional rights (corporate personhood) and money as free political speech. 

If you're new to Move to Amend, or joining the growing resistance; if you want to do more, but don't know where to start, or if your #1 issue just hit a brick wall built by the corporatized state, we invite you to volunteer with Move to Amend, the Campaign to Legalize Democracy!

We the People Amendment has 29 Co-Sponsors and Counting!

March 14, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that we have 29 co-sponsors on the We the People Amendment (HJR 48)! 

Our strategic goal this year is to reach 35 co-sponsors, and we are well on our way!

We want to thank both our lead sponsor, Rep. Rick Nolan and our Move to Amend affiliates for their handiwork. Well done!

Of course we want to thank our first-time co-sponsors:

Rep. Alma Adams [NC-12],
Rep. Donald Beyer, Jr. [VA-8],
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [OR-1],
Rep. Eliot Engel [NY-16],
Rep. Derek Kilmer [WA-6],
Rep. Ro Khanna, [CA-17],
Rep. Donald Norcross [NJ-1],
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton [DC-At Large],
Rep. Jamie Raskin [MD-8],
Rep. Jose Serrano [NY-15], and
Rep. Paul Tonko, Paul [NY-20]

If you're a constituent of one of the above members of Congress, send them a thank-you note here. They need and will appreciate your support. (A full list of our co-sponsors is here.)

Contact your member of Congress and ask them to co-sponsor H.J.R. 48, the We the People Amendment!

Move to Amend Reports on What the (BLEEP) Happened to Detroit

July 27, 2015

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our internet radio program. Every Thursday at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern. This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.

We conclude our series highlighting the Detroit community in its struggle against corporate rule with a conversation about black "nation-building." We talk with local organizer and cultural activist Will Copeland about how Detroit’s black community is organizing to build a self-determining, self-sustaining culture.

Press Coverage

Move to Amend to Meet at Horizon

March 18, 2013

Activist group says ‘Corporations Are Not People’

NORTHERN MICHIGAN – The northern Michigan arm of the national activist group, Move to Amend, will hold its general meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at Horizon Books, downtown Traverse City.

On the agenda will be an update on current activities and new opportunities for members to get involved. Please note that the date is a change from the normal schedule.

Constitutional amendment is goal of Grand Rapids group pushing ballot question

March 19, 2012

GRAND RAPIDS – The Grand Rapids affiliate of a nationwide group looking to amend the U.S. Constitution is launching a petition drive to put a city show of support on the ballot this fall.

Move to Amend - Grand Rapids will try to organize a signature-collection campaign at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Institute for Global Education, 1118 Wealthy St. SE. Leaders hope to recruit more than 120 people to get the signatures of 20,000 registered Grand Rapids voters by July 3.