The Unitarian Universalist congregation in Venice has endorsed Move To Amend and they mean it! Kindra Muntz pulled together a fantastic conference in Venice. Participants arrived from all over Southwest Florida. Arlene Sweeting and Diane Desenberg of the Manasota Move To Amend team were both presenters. During the conference, participants had a chance to get together in small groups to discuss what they could do locally to help defend our democracy.
One local chapter of a national group called Move to Amend is hoping to establish that money is not free speech and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights. They hope to amend the U.S. Constitution to overrule the Supreme Court decision, and they are starting with local municipalities to endorse their mission. The non-partisan group includes registered Republicans, Democrats, Greens, Libertarians and others.
Ballot measures across the country passed on November 8th highlighting the fact that progressive values still resonate with the U.S. electorate. Gains were made even in the face of industry deception and big dollar ad campaigns.