No Other Option: Only Move to Amend ~ A Message from Thom Hartmann

December 28, 2015

Day after day, I report on a range of important issues from U.S. military exploits, immigration and climate change to income inequality. And, I try to connect corporate rule and the degradation of our democracy to these and many other issues.  Despite what seems like an endless stream of bad news, I remain hopeful about the future because of groups like Move to Amend. 

There really is a lot of awfully good organizing going on in U.S. communities. Indigenous communities coming together to save their land and way of life, farmworkers and migrants coming together for basic human rights, African Americans coming together to demand fairness in the judicial system. In many ways these are all extensions of the civil rights movement, and they all share a common threat: transnational corporations wielding human rights. We need to completely destroy this toxic idea that corporations have constitutional rights.

Move to Amend needs to raise nearly $110,000 before December 31 to end the year in the black and start off 2016 with the funds needed to take their organizing to the next level in the campaign to amend the Constitution.

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’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.

Many groups talking about “corporate personhood” are only working on the money in politics angle. History teaches us that’s nowhere near enough. 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.

Move to Amend is the one group confronting corporate personhood head on and winning. Please join with me in making a generous donation to support their work. 

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, Pledge to Amend, bird-dogging candidates, and alliance building.

Move to Amend leaders are learning how to be good allies to oppressed communities and issue organizations, and are building connections to the growing democracy movement.  Their organizers are incredibly effective thanks to their commitment, talents, and the resources available to them through our website, database, and staff.

For five 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 Move to Amend by making a donation today.

Remember, there is no other Move to Amend.

Yours in the movement to amend,

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Thom Hartmann

P.S. We can't accomplish any of our other social justice goals until we end corporate rule. We need to raise nearly $110,000 before December 31 for Move to Amend to end the year in the black and start off 2016 with the funds needed to take their organizing to the next level -- let's make it happen. Please join me in donating to Move to Amend!

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