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)!

We ended the 114th Congress with 23 co-sponsors, just two shy of our 2016 goal. Our strategic goal this year is to reach 35 co-sponsors, and we are well on our way!

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

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.)

Some firm constituent feedback reminding these five representatives to co-sponsor HJR 48 in this session of Congress could quickly push us just one member short of our 2017 goal. They were co-sponsors in the last Congress:

Rep. Ed Perlmutter [CO-7],
Rep. Marcy Kaptur [OH-9],
Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [CA-11],
Rep. Judy Chu [CA-27], and
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard [HI-2]

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

A pledge is a promise. These are all elected officials who have signed our Pledge to Amend and have not co-signed the We the People Amendment. They really need to hear from their constituents:

Rep. Jared Polis [CO-02], 
Rep. Joe Courtney [CT-02], 
Rep. Jim Himes [CT-04], 
Rep. Elizabeth Esty [CT-05],  
Rep. Stephanie Murphy [FL-07], 
Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [HI-7],
Rep. Daniel Lipinski [IL-03], 
Sen. Tammy Duckworth [IL-08],
Rep. Jan Schakowsky [IL-09], 
Rep. Brad Schneider [IL-10], 
Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger,[MD-02], 
Rep. John Sarbane [MD-03], 
Rep. James McGovern [MA- 02],
Rep. Seth Moulton [MA- 06],
Rep. Debbie Dingell [MI-12],
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman [NJ-12], 
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham [NM-01], 
Rep. Thomas Suozzi [NY-03],
Rep. Brian Higgins [NY-26], 
Rep. David Price [NC-04], 
Rep. Kurt Schrader [OR-05], 
Rep. Robert Brady [PA-01],
Rep. Gene Green [TX-29], and
Rep. Pramila Jayapal [WA-07]

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

We have 29 congressional co-sponsors (yay!), and we also have identified 29 more members who have shown support for the We the People Amendment. With a state of general chaos overshadowing Washington DC, it is helpful to keep reminding our elected officials of their promises to their constituents. It is equally helpful to keep educating the hundreds of other members we'll need on our side to pass the We the People Amendment and ensure the success of the Campaign to Legalize Democracy. 

Let your Congress member know how corporate rule is destroying democracy and how they can take steps to protect and expand it. Contact your member of Congress and ask them to co-sponsor H.J.R. 48, the We the People Amendment!

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