Only the "We the People Amendment" Will End Corporate Rule

July 30, 2019

This morning, a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution will be introduced in the U.S. Senate to "overturn Citizens United."

You’re likely to hear much about it, if you already haven’t. It’s called the “Democracy for All Amendment.” It was previously introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in January and has been introduced in the Senate in past Congresses.

We applaud the lead Senate sponsor, Tom Udall (D-NM), and many national groups who support this amendment for their intention to address big money through a constitutional amendment. 

The Democracy for All Amendment is not equivalent, however, to the We the People Amendment.

There’s been confusion that “all 28th Amendments addressing money as speech and corporate personhood are pretty much all the same.” 

They aren’t. Not even close.

Below is a side-by-side chart comparing the We the People Amendment and the Democracy for All Amendment

The We the People Amendment is profoundly more sweeping and effective in legalizing We the People’s right to protect our families, communities, environment and democracy. 

Why?

Because it calls for abolishing all forms of “corporate personhood” (i.e. corporate constitutional rights). The Democracy for All Amendment does not. 

The We the People Amendment also states that governments “shall” regulate, limit or prohibit political money in elections. The Democracy for All Amendment says government “may” regulate political money in elections. 

But please read the chart and judge for yourself.

We believe that the We the People Amendment is the more appropriate response to the fundamental problems that we face and is the only amendment that will provide fundamental opportunities for all people to create just communities, a livable world and authentic democracy.

If you agree, please take one single action: 

Call your U.S. Senators: (202) 224-3121 

Ask them to introduce the We the People Amendment in the U.S. Senate
(a companion resolution to HJR 48)

If they say something about them intending to co-sponsor something like it, or already supporting it (i.e. the Democracy for All Amendment), tell them that there is a difference…and then get the staffer's email to send them the link to the chart below — at https://movetoamend.org/sites/default/files/hjr_48_and_hjr_2_comparison.pdf

 

If you're having trouble reading the graphic above, you can download a PDF version here.

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