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

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.

'Only human beings have constitutional rights;' Q&A with Move to Amend's David Cobb

August 14, 2015

David Cobb, a Texas lawyer and activist who ran on the Green Party line for president in 2004, says the only way to get the unprecedented about of money out of politics is a constitutional amendment that spells out out that money is not speech and corporations aren’t people. 

Cobb, a national spokesperson for the Move to Amend campaign, will be speaking in Spokane on Tuesday. He spoke with the Inlander about how the time is ripe for change, how Donald Trump’s rise signals positive developments for American politics, where Bernie Sanders falls short and why he’s optimistic about his seemingly quixotic goal.