Cleveland East Move to Amend

Date Established: 

January 2013 (merged December 2017)

The local network of Move to Amend affiliates representing Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, and South Euclid in northeast Ohio.

Cleveland Heights Shaker Heights South Euclid

Carla Rautenberg

Kathy Hazelton

Madelon Watts

Email:  clevelandeast [at]

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Press Coverage

Shaker Heights Democracy Day Is September 9

August 28, 2019

SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH — Shaker Heights' second Democracy Day will be held Monday, September 9, the city announced. Residents will be able to advocate against money in politics and discuss many other issues that day.

Democracy Day was established after voters approved a petition-led ballot measure in November 2016. The event is held every two years and must be held within 90 days of the November general election.

Activists Gather to Support We The People Amendment

May 29, 2019

Cleveland is one of more than 25 cities across the US where activists gathered Tuesday to support the "We the People Amendment" to the Constitution. The amendment would take away corporations’ ability to fund political campaigns. Madelon Watts organized a demonstration outside Representative Marcia Fudge’s Cleveland office.  Watts said they have two main goals.

Listen Listening...0:15 Watts on bringing more attention to the amendment

Letter: First Amendment applies only to people

May 23, 2019

The May 6 op-ed “Government shouldn’t dictate views we’re allowed to hear” by Bradley Smith presented a false choice of what to trust — the proposed 28th Amendment or the First Amendment.

Move to Amend’s proposed We the People Amendment (House Joint Resolution 48) declares that “artificial entities such as corporations do not have constitutional rights” and that political election spending “is not free speech.”