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!
In May 2014, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed into law H.112 (Act 120), a mandatory GMO-labeling bill, despite well-known opposition from trans-national food corporations. When the law takes effect on July 1, 2016, it will open the pathway for other states to begin enacting their own GMO labeling laws. But corporate Agribusiness companies have sued Vermont, claiming that the law violates their First Amendment right not to speak.
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David Cobb, Move To Amend.org with Senator Ginny Lyons and Jerry Greenfield
Wednesday, March 14th, 7 pm Big Picture Theater, Waitsfield
Thursday, March 15th, 7pm Ira Allen Chapel, UVM, Burlington
The "corporations are not people" train makes another stop in Vermont this week.
Last Tuesday, on Town Meeting Day, 60 Vermont towns passed resolutions calling on Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution to repeal Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the 2010 Supreme Court ruling that spawned super PACs and gave corporations the same First Amendment rights as flesh-and-blood humans.
David Cobb, spokesperson for the national initiative – Move to Amend – promoting an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to abolish corporate “personhood” visits Vermont this week.
Cobb is a lawyer and national projects director for Democracy Unlimited.
His two-stop tour in Vermont comes after 60 Vermont communities adopted resolutions at Town Meeting calling on Congress to adopt a 28th amendment to U.S. Constitution making clear that “corporations are not people” and “money is not speech.”