Other Amendments


How Move to Amend Stands Out from the Crowd

While it is exciting to see the flurry of momentum and energy that is finally getting some traction in a small segment of Congress, Move to Amend is very clear that it is important that we not let our goals be diluted by our legislators in Washington, even by those who mean well and want to see reform in our political system.

Passing an amendment will be a tough job, so the language must be commensurate with the effort needed to win, and the amendment must be strong and clear enough to end corporate rule - there's no room here for half solutions or ambiguity.

It is our belief that we need to operate on the assumption that once an Amendment comes out of Congress we won't get another shot. So we MUST get it right!

With many competing proposals, it can be confusing to figure out what is what in terms of what the proposals will actually do. We have prepared a summary of each of the amendments proposed, including what is missing from each one.

We also encourage you to check out our article, Why Abolish All Corporate Constitutional Rights, to explain why we feel so strongly that half-way solutions cannot be accepted.

Click here to read Move to Amend's "We the People" Amendment proposal (House Joint Resolution 48) that will clearly establish that money is not speech, corporations are not people, and allows for no loopholes. Our amendment will put people in charge of our government, and corporations in their proper place.

Proposed Amendments (116th Congress)


"Democracy for All" Amendment Proposal 

  • Introduced on January 3, 2019 in the House of Representatives by Reps. Ted Deutch (FL), Jim McGovern (D-MA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), and John Katko (R-NY).
  • Introduced on July 30, 2019 in the Senate by Sen. Tom Udall (NM)
  • Read the text and explanation here: H.J. Res. 2 and S.J. Res. 51
  • Organizations involved: American Promise, Public Citizen, People for the American Way, Free Speech for People, Common Cause

What it does:

  • Asserts that Congress and the States (a) may regulate and limit the amount for campaign contributions and expenditures and (b) may distinguish between natural persons and artificial entities when creating campaign finance legislation.

What’s missing:

  • Does not end corporate constitutional rights under 1st, 4th, 5th, and 14th Amendments
  • Does not end political money equals protected speech under 1st Amendment

Side-by-Side Comparison: Move to Amend's We The People Amendment, (HJR 48) and the Democracy for All Amendment (HJR 2) - 2 page handout


Schiff Amendment Proposal 

  • Introduced on May 8, 2019 in the House of Representatives by Rep. Adam Schiff (CA)
  • Read the text and explanation here: H.J. Res. 57

What it does:

  • Asserts the authority of Congress and the States to regulate contributions and expenditures in political campaigns and to enact public financing systems for such campaigns.

What’s missing:

  • Does not end corporate constitutional rights under 1st, 4th, 5th, and 14th Amendments
  • Does not end political money equals protected speech under 1st Amendment

Side-by-Side Comparison: Move to Amend's We The People Amendment, (HJR 48) and HJR 57, Rep. Adam Schiff’s Amendment - 2 page handout


Click here to read Move to Amend's proposed amendment that will clearly establish that money is not speech, a corporation is not a person, all corporations are subject to regulation, all campaign contributions will be disclosed and allows for no loopholes. Our amendment will put people in charge of our government, and corporations in their proper place.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ANALYSIS OF 2017/2018 AMENDMENT PROPOSALS (115th Congress)

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ANALYSIS OF 2015/2016 AMENDMENT PROPOSALS (114th Congress)

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ANALYSIS OF 2013/2014 AMENDMENT PROPOSALS (113th Congress)

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ANALYSIS OF 2011/2012 AMENDMENT PROPOSALS (112th Congress)