September 2017 Newsletter

September 9, 2017

To commemorate the ratification of our current Constitution 230 years ago, you have the opportunity to watch TWO free documentary screenings on September 17th!

In partnership with Move to Amend, the national independent news network Free Speech TV will be spreading the word of how corporations became "persons" and how they use their constitutional rights to undemocratic effect with two screenings of our mini-documentary Legalize Democracy and our collaborative film mashup Shadows of Democracy

Legalize Democracy portrays the historic role of U.S. Courts in the meteoric rise of corporate power in American politics.  Move to Amend's National Leadership Team documents the transformation of the corporation from an institution of public service, created and regulated by government, into an institution with the same constitutional rights as living people, and sufficient wealth to control and subvert a government by and for the people.

Shadows of Democracy is a collaborative film project between the producers behind the the documentaries The CorporationShadows of Liberty, and Legalize Democracy. We take the best of each of these three films into a short one-hour documentary highlighting the nature of corporate power, the absurdity of corporate personhood, and more about the grassroots movement to amend the Constitution to end corporate rule.

➤➤ Click here for times and channel listings!

Want to take action after watching the films? Send your representative and senators a message to sign on to House Joint Resolution 48 -- the We The People Amendment!

Contact your Senator and ask them to sponsor the We the People Amendment!

Send your House Representative a message today: co-sponsor H.J.R. 48, the We the People Amendment!


​Move to Amend Live Report from Facebook -- Every 4th Wednesday at 5pm!

Move to Amend's weekly online podcast has transitioned to a new monthly video format -- the Move to Amend Live Report brought to you by Facebook Live! This is the place where you can learn what's going on in the movement to amend the Constitution. 

Join us LIVE each month on the 4th Wednesday at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern on the Move to Amend Facebook Page to get the latest news, ask questions, and get involved! ​

Check out the August Report Below: 

➤➤ Don't use Facebook? You can also tune in the day after to view the recording right here on our website, or via our YouTube channel.

Miss our old podcasts? Check out the archives at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/movetoamend or download us from iTunes.


Move to Amend is Barnstorming in Pennsylvania and We Need YOU!

Move To Amend will be on a speaking tour through Pennsylvania this fall and we need your help! We are seeking volunteers in Pennsylvania to help organize events at the end of October!

Our presentation, "Creating Democracy & Challenging Corporate Rule," is part history lesson and part heart-felt call-to-action!

We are specifically seeking folks willing to help us organize events in the Wilkes Barre/Scranton area for October 30th, 31st and/or November 3rd.

All speaking events are free and open to the public. These talks are made possible due to the generous donations of event attendees.

We have media resources and other support materials to help you. Click here for details about what is needed to be a Move to Amend Community Event Organizer.

➤➤ Will you help us coordinate an event in your locale? If you are interested in helping out, or want to learn more about it, please email us at barnstorming [at] movetoamend.org ((link sends e-mail)) OR call our office at 916.318.8040. 

Want to host a Move to Amend barnstorming event in your community? Please fill out this form to request a stop near you!


September 2017 Webinar: Direct Action!

Want to get creative? Want to host an action but not quite sure where to start?

This month's webinar is over Direct Action. Join the webinar to learn creative ideas and practices for how you can take direct action to fight corporate rule!

Tuesday, September 12th at 2pm Hawaii / 4:00pm Alaska / 5:00pm Pacific / 6:00pm Mountain / 7:00pm Central / 8:00pm Eastern​ 

These online trainings are an opportunity for folks to connect with Move to Amend and learn about organizing tools and campaign opportunities, and to connect with other MTA community organizers across the country. 

Join us with special guest Bill Moyer from the Backbone Campaign who will explore ways to engage in direct action against corporate rule and artful actions to bring more people to our movement.

➤➤ Click here to RSVP today!

Did you miss our May webinar about How to Get Your Reps to Co-Sponsor HJR48? Click here to watch the archive recording and find more information!


Calling All Teachers: Join Move to Amend's Educator Caucus!

The school year is just getting started and we’re thinking a lot about teachers. Teachers are a vital part of building the world we want and deserve. Educators give us the facts and narratives that shape our understanding of the world, help us build tools to make our world a better place, and are an important part of creating new institutions. Teachers rock!

That’s why we’re building a Move to Amend Educators Caucus - a community of teachers who care about ending corporate personhood and money as speech. Corporate rule manifests everywhere - from what’s in our textbooks, to the funding our schools get, to our teaching standards. 

We must take a stand against the corporatization of education and we need your help!

➤➤ If you’re interested in being part of the Move to Amend Educators Caucus, please let us know here!

And don’t forget about Constitution Day next month! 

Each year, educational institutions which receive federal funding must provide programming about the US Constitution around September 17th, Constitution Day. This provides Move to Amend an opportunity to get involved with schools and make connections with educators, administrators, and students.

If you’re an educator who cares about the influence of corporations and big money in our government, we have resources to help you present the information to your students! We’ve created sample letters, timelines, teaching materials and exercises, and everything else you need to bring an honest and age appropriate analysis of corporate rule into your classroom or school at Constitution Day!

Learn more and see teaching materials HERE.


Share the Corporate Personhood Timeline at Your Next Event!

 

Getting ready for an upcoming house party for democracy? Preparing for a Constitution Day presentation? Want to educate your activist group about the history of corporate personhood? Help make the connection between personhood rights and privileges with Move to Amend's timeline of Personhood Rights! 

This timeline is a great education tool to explain how corporations have used the legal system to gain constitutional "personhood rights" through court decisions and how people have organized to gain constitutional rights through amendments (with a few exceptions). 

Choose your size and whether it's laminated or not.

  • Small size: 2 feet by 11 feet. 
  • Large size: 3 feet by 17 feet.

➤➤ Order your timeline and share it with your community today!

 

 

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