Jefferson County Move to Amend

Date Established: 

February 2012

The local Move to Amend affiliate for Jefferson County, Washington.

Announcements

Washington Ballot Measure Approved for November Election!

January 26, 2016

The Secretary of State’s Office for Washington State Elections certified Initiative 735 for the ballot today. I-735 will ask Washington voters to decide this November whether to join sixteen other states in calling for their state legislature and Congress to propose an amendment that makes clear that constitutional rights belong to human beings only and that money is not protected speech, effectively overturning the controversial decision in the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

Press Coverage

Move to Amend hosts screening of 'The Best Democracy'

September 21, 2016

Jefferson County Move to Amend hosts a free showing of "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionaires & Ballot Banditry” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at the Chimacum Grange Hall, 9572 Rhody Drive.

"Whether you vote conservative, liberal or are too disillusioned to vote at all, this feature documentary by investigative journalist Greg Palast is a must-see," said Dianne Diamond, a member of Move to Amend. Following the movie is a discussion of Initiative 735: Getting Big Money Out of Elections.

For more information, contact Diamond at 385-2341.

Port Townsend council backs idea that corporations aren't people

March 6, 2012

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend City Council has voted unanimously to support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would strike down the idea that corporations have the same rights as individual citizens.

“Corporations are not people and do not have the same rights,” said Jackie Aase during the comment period at Monday's council meeting.

“Your actions here will help the nation to get behind a well-written and effective constitutional amendment,” she said.

Steve Hamm said 1,200 signatures were gathered on a petition.