MEDIA ADVISORY & PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 28, 2016
Contact: Keyan Bliss, press [at] movetoamend.org, 916-318-8040
Movement to Amend Constitution Converging in DC Next Week
Coalition Leaders Calling for Congress to Pass “We The People Amendment”
(WASHINGTON, DC) - Grassroots and National leaderships of the Move to Amend Coalition will gather with partners in Washington next week to launch the first national Move to Amend Leadership Summit. The Leadership Summit will be held at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, MD, May 6-9, concluding with a National Lobby Day to pressure Congress to overturn Citizens United and end corporate constitutional rights by passing the We the People Amendment.
Move to Amend is a national coalition of over 400,000 individuals and thousands of organizations working to pass a constitutional amendment to make clear that Constitutional rights belong to human beings only and money is not protected speech under the First Amendment. Their We the People Amendment was introduced as House Joint Resolution 48 in the US House of Representatives on April 29, 2015.
The Leadership Summit will feature keynote speakers within the Coalition as well as other sectors of the United States democracy movement, including author and activist Frances Moore Lappe and a video address from lead sponsor of the We the People Amendment, Congressman Rick Nolan (MN) and author and television host Thom Hartmann. Grassroots volunteers and supporters will participate in trainings, workshops and strategy sessions.
The group will also publicly unveil their ten-year strategic plan for passing the We the People Amendment. Monday, May 9th, will be Move to Amend’s first We the People National Lobby Day where volunteers will meet with Congressional staffers and a delegation will visit Capitol Hill to ask for support for House Joint Resolution 48.
Summit schedule can be viewed at www.MoveToAmend.org/summit. Media representatives must register in advance by contacting Keyan Bliss at (916) 318-8040 or press [at] movetoamend.org. Advance interviews available.
Friday, May 6th @ 1-5pm
Saturday, May 7th @ 7am-10:30pm
Sunday, May 8th @ 8am-9:30pm
National 4-H Conference Center (Chevy Chase, Maryland)
Monday, May 9th @ 9am-1pm
We the People National Lobby Day (US Capitol Building)
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