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 the people to pass laws which will limit and control money in politics. We believe this amendment is needed to declare the intent of the people to make political candidates and representatives responsive to the needs and desires of the people alone.
The amendment would clarify that:
- The rights of people protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of human beings only.
- All citizens should have equal voice in the political process, and no person or artificial legal entity should gain undue influence over government as a result of financial resources. To meet this goal, federal, state, and local governments shall be fully empowered to regulate all political contributions and expenditures.
- All political contributions and expenditures shall be publicly disclosed in a full and timely manner.
On January 29, the Washington Secretary of State gave us the green light to begin collecting the 250,000 valid signatures required to get Initiative 1329 on the November 2014 statewide ballot. We have until June 25 to accomplish this feat, using all volunteers.