Press Coverage

Move to Amend group get Issue 1 on ballot for Toledo voters

February 16, 2016

TOLEDO - Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in Ohio's March primary election. Toledo voters will see something new on the ballot- Issue 1.

It deals with political contributions to candidates, but the way it's written can be confusing to voters.

It states "Shall the City of Toledo support the movement to amend the U.S. Constitution to establish that corporations are not people and money is not speech and providing for annual public hearings on these topics?"

The Clash Over Campaign Cash: A debate between Move to Amend's David Cobb and McCutcheon v. FEC plaintiff Shaun McCutcheon

January 20, 2016

Tune in to here Move to Amend's David Cobb debate with Alabama businessman and plaintiff in the infamous McCutcheon v. FEC case, Shaun McCutcheon in a Clash Over Campaign Cash! 

The debate begins at 1:21:17.

MLK Day Observed on the Suncoast

January 18, 2016

"It is shameful on this celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. that we have to begin with a statement that black lives matter," said David Cobb with Move to Amend, a nonprofit organization that says their aim is to restructure society so everyone experiences their human rights. "Because of course that's true, but yet our racist country conduct itself as if it's not true." 

Donuts with Matt features Move to Amend's David Cobb

January 13, 2016

Matt Killen sits down with people who are trying to move and shake our status quo. In our first episode we talk with David Cobb, the spokesperson for Move To Amend to discuss rejecting the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights. 

David Cobb Talks California's Proposition 49 on The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann

October 8, 2015

David Cobb from Move to Amend joins Thom Hartmann on The Big Picture. California's Supreme Court looks poised to let go into a effect a ballot measure condemning the 2010 Citizens United decision. Could this be just the beginning of a nationwide revolt against money in politics?

Groups call for cash limits in SLC elections

October 1, 2015

Mister Mayor, take corporate money out of Salt Lake City municipal elections.

That is the message the Utah chapter of Move to Amend will take to Mayor Ralph Becker on Friday. They will be joined by members of the Salt Lake branch of the National League of Women Voters.

The groups are seeking an ordinance that would keep the mayor and council races from becoming big-money affairs. They also seek to reduce individual campaign donations to $500 per person in mayoral and council elections.

Group Seeks Reversal Of Supreme Court Decisions

September 23, 2015

A group of Platteville residents is circulating a petition for an advisory referendum on a proposed federal constitutional amendment.

The Move to Amend group favors overturning by constitutional amendment U.S. Supreme Court decisions that group members say have resulted in an explosion in spending on political campaigns.
Charlie Clark, one of the group’s organizers, said the constitutional amendment would say that “only people and not corporations, nonprofits, unions or other such groups have constitutional rights, and money is not speech.”

Hawaii County Council wants Clean Elections

September 3, 2015

The Hawaii County Council wants Congress to sponsor a constitutional amendment curbing the ability of corporations to pump unlimited money into elections.

The council voted 6-3 to approve a nonbinding resolution by North Kona Councilwoman Karen Eoff asking the state’s congressional delegation to push the amendment in Washington. Eoff also wants the Hawaii State Association of Counties to include the measure in its priority package for the state Legislature.

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