Washington


Move to Amend local affiliates in Washington state, as well as Move to Amend National, are coalition partners in a group called "WAmend".  

WAmend's mission is to put the State of Washington on record as calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The amendment will empower our elected representatives to put reasonable limits on how much money corporations, special interest groups, and billionaires spend on influencing elections. We believe this amendment is needed to win back a democracy that works for ALL Americans, not just the wealthiest few.

The amendment would settle for once and for all that:

  • Constitutional rights belong only to individual people, NOT corporations;
  • Spending money is NOT free speech under the First Amendment;
  • Governments are empowered to regulate political contributions and expenditures to prevent undue influence; and
  • Political contributions and expenditures must be promptly disclosed to the public.

Click HERE for full text of the initiative.

Click HERE to find out more about WAmend and what you can do to help win I-735 in November!

 

Announcements

We the People Amendment has 29 Co-Sponsors and Counting!

March 14, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that we have 29 co-sponsors on the We the People Amendment (HJR 48)! 

Our strategic goal this year is to reach 35 co-sponsors, and we are well on our way!

We want to thank both our lead sponsor, Rep. Rick Nolan and our Move to Amend affiliates for their handiwork. Well done!

Of course we want to thank our first-time co-sponsors:

Rep. Alma Adams [NC-12],
Rep. Donald Beyer, Jr. [VA-8],
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [OR-1],
Rep. Eliot Engel [NY-16],
Rep. Derek Kilmer [WA-6],
Rep. Ro Khanna, [CA-17],
Rep. Donald Norcross [NJ-1],
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton [DC-At Large],
Rep. Jamie Raskin [MD-8],
Rep. Jose Serrano [NY-15], and
Rep. Paul Tonko, Paul [NY-20]

If you're a constituent of one of the above members of Congress, send them a thank-you note here. They need and will appreciate your support. (A full list of our co-sponsors is here.)

Contact your member of Congress and ask them to co-sponsor H.J.R. 48, the We the People Amendment!

Move to Amend Reports LIVE with Post-Election Analysis

November 9, 2016

Move to Amend Reports brings you the voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our weekly podcast. 

Join us for a LIVE post-election special as we talk about the results of the 2016 election with local campaign organizers for California's Proposition 59 and Washington's I-735, along with a roundtable discussion featuring regular host Laura Bonham and Move to Amend's National Director Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap joined by special guests political Lee Camp of Redacted Tonight and Eleanor Goldfield of Act Out and Rooftop Revolutionaries!

Got a question or comment for our hosts and guests? Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate!

Press Coverage

I-735 Ramping Up

September 22, 2016

I-735 Ramping Up Before Ballots Go Out, plus Ben Cohen (Ben and Jerry’s), Jeff Clements (American Promise), & David Cobb (Move to Amend), Visit Washington State in Support.