National Move to Amend Campaign

Announcements

Legalizing Democracy: The Right to Vote vs. Corporate Rights

May 15, 2017

From the Jim Crow style laws of the late 1800's which used literacy tests, poll taxes, and other more sinister methods to bar African Americans from voting, to women's suffrage, which wasn't achieved until 1920--less than 100 years ago--the people's so-called right to vote has only been expanded upon demand by a vibrant social movement.

In an effort to establish the right to vote as an indistinguishable feature of American democracy, FairVote, a non-profit committed to grassroots coalition building to create a more fair and accurate depiction of a real democracy, is behind a right to vote amendment in Congress, House Joint Resolution 74. To stop the continued debate over voting laws by states that each have their own rules and policies, many of which deliberately disenfranchise certain groups, this must-pass amendment declares, once and for all, that every US citizen has the right to vote.
 
Move to Amend supports FairVote and this amendment as part of a larger strategy to legalize democracy.

Do #You Move to Amend?

May 10, 2017

Does corporate personhood piss you off? If it does, you're not alone, I'm right there with you and so are many, many, many others! Today marks the 131st anniversary of Santa Clara County vs. Southern Pacific Railroad and the "birth" of corporate personhood. To highlight this important case, we are launching the #IMoveToAmend campaign.  

Our goal is to gain 50 new monthly sustainers by the end of May. We hope that you can help us reach our goal by becoming a Move To Amend monthly sustainer, today.

Press Coverage

Corporate personhood should be our prime target

February 6, 2017

I’ve been musing about the idea of corporate personhood — the campaign by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and others that would grant corporations the basic rights that people have, on the theory that “businesses are, at least legally, not that different from people."

It is this kind of thinking that should be the primary target of people and organizations who want to bring humanity, not money, back to the fore as the ruling force in this country.