As the lead sponsor of Move to Amend's We the People Amendment for the past five years, I am fully invested and wholly committed to eradicating corporate personhood and big money in politics.
The reason I stepped forward to work with you on this uphill battle is because I sincerely believe that Move to Amend is the group that will accomplish this goal. To ensure real democracy, we not only need to overturn Citizens United, but we must abolish all corporate constitutional rights so that democracy only belongs to We the People. Period.
Many of you know that I announced my retirement from Congress earlier this year.
I am so glad that my departure won’t slow this movement down for a moment. I’m thrilled that Move to Amend found a new champion in Congress; someone whose passion and commitment will help the We the People Amendment move forward in the House of Representatives.
It is my pleasure to pass the baton to one of the most dynamic powerhouses in the House of Representatives: Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal from Washington state!
Congresswoman Jayapal is a perfect fit for Move to Amend and her commitment to getting money out of politics brings years of knowledge and unending passion to this cause.
Over the past few months, Congresswoman Jayapal has been working with myself and Move to Amend to catch up and to find ways to promote the We the People Amendment so 2019 starts strong and Move to Amend meets your new goal of 75 co-sponsors for the We the People Amendment. I have no doubt this goal will be reached. And I will be watching and supporting from home in Minnesota!
Move to Amend has been working tirelessly to abolish corporate influence in our government. Your hard work has educated hundreds and hundreds of thousands of people across the nation on the issue of Corporate Personhood.
Your support of Move to Amend has fostered a genuine, grassroots politically transformative movement that will topple the establishment of corporate rule. Supporting Move to Amend now is more important than ever.
It’s time to establish once and for all that corporations are not people, money is not free speech, and our elections and public policy-making process are not for sale to the highest corporate bidders.
It’s time to take the molding and shaping of public policy out of corporate boardrooms, away from corporate lobbyists, and give it back to the American people.
We must divert Congress’s focus away from the corporate interests of millionaires and billionaires and return it back to creating good-paying jobs and rebuilding our middle class.
The We the People Amendment is the only amendment that addresses both corporate constitutional rights and big money in politics. It is the only amendment that will save our nation.
Please join me in welcoming Congesswoman Pramila Jayapal to our movement and stand with me in supporting Move to Amend as they lead the way in this crucial fight for our republic.
For democracy --
Richard M. Nolan
Member of Congress
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