We the People Dispatch: May Meetings & Legislative Action

April 27, 2018

We the People Dispatch

Number of Cosponsors Keeps Growing

House Bill Cosponsors; 19 More Needed

HF2139 cosponsors include:  Dehn, Thissen, Lee, Mariani, Liebling, Pinto, Ecklund, Davnie, Olson, Halvorson, Sauke, Schultz, Nelson, Hornstein, Ward and Hansen. 

The limit is 35 cosponsors so we need 19 more before the session ends on May 21.  Check the link to HF2139 before contacting your representative to see if she/he has become a cosponsor since this was written.

Click to find out who is your state representative if you are not sure and for easy access to your representative’s email.  Please send a message such as -

Dear Representative [name],

As one of your constituents who agrees with Move to Amend’s proposed US Constitutional amendment, I thank you if you supported a previous version of the Minnesota legislation in support of amending the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be through regulation.

To share your concern about our democracy, please become a cosponsor of HF2139 this session.

Thank you for your attention to this important issue.

Sincerely,
[your name and address]

Another option is to request a meeting.  Gather several people together and make your ask.  If you need more info go to https://movetoamend.org/why-abolish-all-corporate-constitutional-rights.  Browse the site as there is much to learn.

State Senate Action; Ready for 2nd Clone Bill

We are ready for another clone bill.

The SF 1082 cosponsors are: Marty, Clausen, Carlson, Cwodzinski and Wiklund.  Constituents – Please thank them.

Clone bill (SF 3342) also has 5 cosponsors:  Hawj, Klein, Carlson, Pappas and Laine . 

If your state senator will introduce a 2nd clone bill or become a cosponsor ask them to contact Senator John Marty. 
Click to find out who is your state senator if you are not sure and for easy access to your senator’s email.  Please send a message such as -

Dear Senator [name],

Be part of the process to amend the U.S. Constitution to make clear that corporations and other artificial entities do not have Constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending should be through regulation.

Please contact Senator Marty and become a cosponsor of a clone of SF 1082.

Thank you for your attention to this crucial aspect of our democracy.

Sincerely,
[your name and address]

Please share this with a friend or relative.  The more requests there are the more they will feel the need to act.

That's it!  Any questions? Please ask us at minnesota [at] movetoamend.org

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Regular Meetings

DULUTH AREA:
DATE: Thursday, May 3, 2018
TIME:  6:00 Social Gathering.  6:30 Presentation: Robber Barons to Citizens United. Building a movement.
PLACE:  Beaner’s Central Coffeehouse
ADDRESS:  324 N Central Ave, Duluth MN
Contact:  Tom at duluth [at] movetoamend.orgJoin Facebook at - https://www.facebook.com/groups/DuluthAreaMTA/

MINNEAPOLIS AREA
DATE:  Thursday, May 10, 2018
TIME:  7:00-8:30 pm
PLACE:   Whole Foods Market -  Community Classroom
ADDRESS:  222 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN.  Downtown at the corner of Hennepin Ave. and Washington Ave.
PARKING:  Free 2 hour parking.  Enter the parking ramp on 1st Ave. N. between Washington Ave. N. and 2nd St. N.
Contact:  Darold at minneapolis [at] movetoamend.orgJoin Facebook at - https://www.facebook.com/groups/187282821402746/

LAKES AREA
DATE:  Tuesday, May 15, 2018
TIME:  5:00 social gathering; 6:00 pm meeting
PLACE:  Sage On Laurel
ADDRESS:  606 Laurel St., Brainerd, MN
Contact:  Roger at brainerd [at] movetoamend.org
Join Facebook at - https://www.facebook.com/groups/712167322316204/

SAINT PAUL AREA
DATE:  Monday, May 28, 2018 (4thh Monday each month)
TIME:  7:00-8:30 pm
PLACE:  Schmidt Artists Lofts, Bottle House (2nd floor, Flex Studio A)
ADDRESS:  876 7th Street West, St Paul, MN  55102
Contact:  Jeff at saintpaul [at] movetoamend.orgJoin Facebook at - https://www.facebook.com/groups/St.PaulAreaMoveToAmend/


Special Event

Robbers Barons to Citizens United: Becoming a person

Real human beings have struggles long and hard to be included in “We the People.”  How is it that corporations are included in the US Constitution in the same way?   Presented by Barbara Gerten, MN Move to Amend State Network

DATE: Friday, May 11, 2018
TIME: 6: 00 - 8:00 pm Presentation and Discussion
PLACE: East Side Freedom Library
ADDRESS: 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN 55106
COST: Free
Contact: Jeff at saintpaul [at] movetoamend.org

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