Move to Amend Reports connects you with activists and organizers working on the frontlines of the democracy movement, to bring you the lowdown on corporate rule, corporate personhood, and money as speech.
Through the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, global corporations and state politicians vote behind closed doors to try to rewrite state laws that govern your rights. These so-called "model bills" reach into almost every area of American life and often directly benefit huge corporations.
Join us for the second half of our discussion with Lisa Graves on ALEC Exposed, where journalists and whistle blowers unveil ALEC bills and their corporate schemes to the public.
Over the past six years, local Move to Amend volunteers have passed hundreds of resolutions supporting the We the People Amendment. Our volunteer organizers have also worked to pass a number of ballot initiatives, and in every instance have resulted in resounding victories in both red and blue districts.
To mark the 5th anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Dennis Trainor Jr., the filmmaker of Move to Amend's mini-documentary Legalize Democracy, is releasing a 2016 digital reissue of his feature length film American Autumn: an Occudoc, including 10 hours of bonus coverage.
Move to Amend Program Coordinator Jessica Munger and Communications Coordinator Keyan Bliss discussing the movement to amend the U.S. Constitution to specify that corporations are not people and that money is not speech with James Israel of Soapbox Sacramento!
During the past decade, five counties in California and three in Hawaii have passed common-sense public-safety laws to protect public health, organic agriculture, and clean water by regulating farms that grow pesticide-soaked genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Now, San Francisco’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will determine whether the federal government can invalidate these laws in order to protect the profits of the world’s largest agrochemical companies.
Centrist Democrats are bragging that they don’t need progressives to win in November. But the partnership works both ways.
It’s morally useful to look at American politics through the eyes of Laura Zuñiga Cáceres. Just before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the daughter of slain Honduran activist Berta Cáceres arrived in Philadelphia, where she stayed, spoke, and, with thousands of others, protested the convention.