Move to Amend of South East Wisconsin

Date Established: 

May 2011

Welcome to Southeast Wisconsin Move to Amend

Southeast Wisconsin Move To Amend (SEWMTA) is an affiliate of the national Move to Amend organization (MoveToAmend.org). We are a citizens group organized to overturn Citizens United and reclaim the liberties and privileges guaranteed in the US Constitution to human beings but now being usurped by corporations. Through grassroots outreach, education, and advocacy, we will address the issue of corporate power at the local level through ballot initiatives, resolutions, political theatre, speaking engagements, and citizens’ actions. We regularly meet to discuss strategy and initiative content. Our volunteer base is growing daily as citizens have found a voice and renewed sense of hope against the onslaught of corporate money. You too can make a difference. Sign up for more information, or call to volunteer. Help us restore a government of the People, by the People and for the People.

Announcements

New Frontier In Corporate Incentives Are Toxic For Democracy And Justice

September 19, 2017

States often compete to attract corporations with tax breaks and other perks – but should they be able to sweeten the pot with a bespoke justice system as well? A new Wisconsin law offers Foxconn Technology Group, an electronics manufacturing giant based in Taiwan, $3 billion in credits and tax breaks along with a tailor-made legal process – distinct from the process every other business and citizen in the state enjoys.

'We Will Only Get Louder': Dozens of Communities Vote to Boot Big Money from Politics

November 6, 2014

Huge margins back up claim that 'nearly all Americans share the sentiment that corporations should not have the same rights as people'

Citizens in dozens of communities voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday for their legislators to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision, which opened the door for the super-rich and corporations to trample democracy.

As they headed to the polls to vote in what turned out to be the most expensive midterm election in history — one in which outside money from undisclosed sources played an outsized role and the number of small individual donors shrank — voters across the country made clear their desire to end corporate personhood and get big money out of politics.

Move to Amend Reports Features Wisconsin Move to Amend This Week

October 30, 2014

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.

This week features Wisconsin Move to Amenders Mary Laan and George Penn to talk with us about ballot initiatives in 12 Wisconsin communities where voters will decide whether to amend the Constitution to make clear that corporations are not people and money is not speech. 

 

Press Coverage

Milwaukee County Might Have Second Chance at Move To Amend

April 10, 2014

On Thursday, a resolution was introduced by Milwaukee County Supervisor John Weishan that would put the Move to Amend referendum on the November ballot.  The resolution passed through committee today and will appear before the entire County Board on April 24th.

This is not the first go around for the Move to Amend referendum in Milwaukee County.

West Allis, Wisconsin Joins Call for Overturn of Citizens United

April 5, 2012

The conservative Milwaukee suburb of West Allis, Wisconsin yesterday became the most recent community to endorse a challenge to corporate personhood.

Republican Party primary voters in West Allis approved by 70% a resolution calling for an amendment to the US Constitution that would overturn the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court.