October Call Your Congressman!

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 to Friday, October 20, 2017

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Let us know if you made a call, sent and email or other.  cincinnati [at] movetoamend.org

Our Move to Amend Leaders will be in DC meeting with our congressmen and asking them to take action to support our version of the 28th Amendment.  Please give them a call.  If you already make call on other issues, add this to them as our amendment will help disolve barriers to making progress on our top issue.

Ask your representative to sponsor or support HJR 48.  Ask your Senators to introduce a companion bill to HJR 48.

Portman (202) 224-3353

Brown (202) 224-2315

Representative: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

The tenets of the 28th Amendment are:

1.     Corporations are NOT People

2.     Money is NOT Free Speech

Federal, State, and local government shall regulate, limit, or prohibit contributions and expenditures, including a candidate's own contributions and expenditures, to ensure that all citizens, regardless of their economic status, have access to the political process, and that no person gains, as a result of their money, substantially more access or ability to influence in any way the election of any candidate for public office or any ballot measure.

 

Federal, State, and local government shall require that any permissible contributions and expenditures be publicly disclosed.

 

The judiciary shall not construe the spending of money to influence elections to be speech under the First Amendment.

If you have not already done so, select the amendment tab at the top right of this page, sign the petition and then, from the same page, send letters to your senators and representatives.

Example:

On January 30, the We the People Amendment (HJR 48) was introduced in the House of Representatives and I'm writing to ask you to introduce this Resolution in the Senate as well to address political and electoral corruption. Please introduce the We the People Amendment to your colleagues.

For the past seven years the Movement to Amend the Constitution has been clear: We must both abolish corporate constitutional rights AND get big money out of politics. It is not enough to simply overturn Citizens United, we must go to the root of the problem.

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