The local Move to Amend affiliate for Corvallis, Oregon.
This past Friday, Governor Brown officially backed out of a crucial deal that would have let Nestlé build a $50 million water bottling plant in Cascade Locks. The Governor told the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to officially withdraw an application that set aside up to 225 gallons per minute from Oxbow Springs for commercial sale.
Oregon MTA in the 2016 Oregon Legislative Session
The 2016 legislative session was a very limited one, particularly in the amount of time available. Republican Representative Huffman championed the compromise legislative concept (discussed below) which became bill, HJM 201. Democrats Hoyle and Clem joined Huffman as chief sponsors along with 34 legislators as co-sponsors (both Democrats and Republicans). It was again assigned to and discussed in the House Rules Committee and again opposed by Speaker Kotek. On the last day of the session the Republicans in the House introduced a motion to bring HJM 201 to the floor for a vote, bypassing the Rules Committee's inaction. This motion failed in a 30:30 tie that included all the Republicans and, surprisingly, only 5 Democrats voting in favor of allowing a vote on HJM 201.
Oregon MTA in the 2015 Oregon Legislative Session
In 2015 two bills were sent to the House Rules Committee....
Move to Amend is *thrilled* to announce that we have been invited to join Neil Young on his upcoming tour for his new studio album, The Monsanto Years.
Neil and team have invited 5 non-profits to join his tour to help raise awareness about the corporate takeover of farming and of our food supply, as well as climate change and other environmental issues, and Move to Amend is one of them.
You can help us be part of this in a number of ways...
Move to Amend, the national campaign to abolish corporate constitutional rights and eliminate big money from elections, will host a community forum on “Creating an Authentic, Partipatory Democracy” with guest speaker Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, the national director of the organization.
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CORVALLIS, Ore. - It's the fifth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's "Citizens United" ruling, and some Oregonians have been working for five years to counteract it.
The ruling removed limits on the amount of money that corporations, associations and unions can spend on political campaigns.
An organizer for the national Move to Amend campaign will be in Corvallis this week to lead a workshop on ways to abolish corporate personhood.
Ashley Sanders will present “Creating Democracy and Challenging Corporate Rule” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 N.W. Circle Blvd. There is no charge to attend.
Move to Amend has 150 chapters across the country, including eight in Oregon.