Last week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a new case — McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.
The McCutcheon case attempts to undermine the total combined contributions limit for individuals (already set at tens of thousands of dollars), which will open a whole new floodgate of cash into our electoral system reserved only for the wealthy.
We need the We the People Amendment to safeguard against this kind of treachery. Only an amendment that clearly states that money is not free speech will safeguard our democracy from control and manipulation by the super wealthy.
Help us reach our goal of 250,000 more signatures on the Motion to Amend — spread the word by sharing this link with your friends! You can also ask them to text SIGN to 1-707-656-4019 to sign the petition by text message on their cell phone.
If the court decides in favor of McCutcheon, it is only a matter of time before the rest of the limits fall, and our elections will become an outright auction to the highest bidders.
Please ask your friends to join our cause by signing the Move to Amend petition — share this link: http://movetoamend.nationbuilder.com/petition!
Move to Amend is the only coalition working towards the real solution, while building the grassroots movement to win. There are many organizations doing similar work:
- Other groups propose only a legislative solution, which simply won’t work. Any legislation to counter Citizens United or McCutcheon, if it succeeds, cannot overturn a Supreme Court decision — that can only be achieved by constitutional amendment.
- Some groups only support overturning Citizens United. Does anyone think that our electoral and legal systems were working for the people before Citizens United? Why waste the work of an amendment on such a paltry and meager solution?
- Some groups only support passing an amendment to overturn the doctrine that money is speech. But as long as corporations have constitutional rights they are entitled to overturn our laws meant to safeguard the public.
Corporations and the wealthy will keep chipping away at our constitution in their search for more and more wealth and power. We must answer them with an army of galvanized citizens willing to stand up for what is ours—the heart and soul of this great nation.
Move to Amend must be even more successful than we have been, if we are going to pass on a functioning democratic republic to future generations.
We believe we can double our size and reach this year, but we need your help to do it…
Please spread the word and ask your friends to sign the Motion to Amend petition. You can also ask them to text SIGN to 1-707-656-4019 to sign the petition by text message on their cell phone.