Press Coverage

Local response: Minnesotans deserve a vote on corporate money in state politics

February 17, 2016

The News Tribune’s Feb. 16 editorial resisted amending our Minnesota Constitution through a ballot process, as outlined in our Minnesota Constitution (Our View: “Don’t let politics alter Constitution”).

The editorial agreed that a problem exists with openness and transparency in Minnesota government but did not agree that the people should be allowed to vote to fix the problem. While the editorial may be correct that the House majority may be counted on to vote as a caucus on this effort to make Minnesota politics more open and transparent, this has gone on for far too long.

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.