I-735 Ramping Up Before Ballots Go Out, plus Ben Cohen (Ben and Jerry’s), Jeff Clements (American Promise), & David Cobb (Move to Amend), Visit Washington State in Support.
Move to Amend Program Coordinator Jessica Munger and Communications Coordinator Keyan Bliss discussing the movement to amend the U.S. Constitution to specify that corporations are not people and that money is not speech with James Israel of Soapbox Sacramento!
During the past decade, five counties in California and three in Hawaii have passed common-sense public-safety laws to protect public health, organic agriculture, and clean water by regulating farms that grow pesticide-soaked genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Now, San Francisco’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will determine whether the federal government can invalidate these laws in order to protect the profits of the world’s largest agrochemical companies.
Centrist Democrats are bragging that they don’t need progressives to win in November. But the partnership works both ways.
It’s morally useful to look at American politics through the eyes of Laura Zuñiga Cáceres. Just before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the daughter of slain Honduran activist Berta Cáceres arrived in Philadelphia, where she stayed, spoke, and, with thousands of others, protested the convention.
The pro-Bernie group is having a final hurrah at the DNC in Philadelphia
The growing crowd chants “We are peaceful, we are kind!” and “Feel the Bern!” They wear t-shirts that say “Bernie Sanders is my spirit animal,” and carry signs proclaiming “Education not incarceration” and “Stop the racist drug war.” There are too many of them to count.
Seeking to provide citizens a voice where our political parties fail, the People's Peace and Justice Convention convened over the weekend in Cleveland to create a people's platform ahead of the Republican National Convention. Activists and community organizers gathered to identify issues of economic, political, racial, international, and political justice that both Republican and Democratic leaders fail to address.
Move to Amend is coming to Syracuse to promote ending the practice of allowing corporations to have constitutional rights. The group feels those viewpoints are tied closely to the power and views of the wealthiest Americans.
Move to Amend is calling for a constitutional amendment to abolish the illegitimate courted-created concept that corporations and other artificial entities have inherited constitutional rights.
By now, David Cobb's visits to Duluth are enough to garner the attention of mainstream politics.
"We started out with 12 people in a living room in 2010," said Cobb of his movement to limit the influence of money on elections by amending the Constitution. "Now we've got 75 affiliates with 405,000 people and growing."
Move to Amend's David Cobb discusses the Next System with Kathy Swift of Radio Occupy.