We the People, Not We the Corporations

On January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. Human beings are people; corporations are legal fictions.

We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.

The Supreme Court is misguided in principle, and wrong on the law. In a democracy, the people rule.

We Move to Amend.

". . . corporations have no consciences, no beliefs, no feelings, no thoughts, no desires. Corporations help structure and facilitate the activities of human beings, to be sure, and their 'personhood' often serves as a useful legal fiction. But they are not themselves members of “We the People” by whom and for whom our Constitution was established."

             ~Supreme Court Justice Stevens, January 2010

Announcements

Move to Amend Reports on Intersections Between Democracy Movements with Elsa Lakew

July 21, 2016

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our weekly podcast. New shows released every Thursday morning!

Elsa Lakew, organizer for Black Lives Matter DC, Maryland, Virginia, is joining us for an update on the Black Lives Matter movement and to deepen our conversation on the intersections between movements for democracy, racial justice, and amending the Constitution to abolish corporate rule!

Clinton to Overturn Citizens United? Don't Count on It, But Be Prepared!

July 21, 2016

Citizens United didn't break our campaign finance system; it merely opened the floodgates of money already polluting the broken system. Overturning it won’t fix the root of the problem, and it certainly won’t fix our broken democracy.

 

AUGUST 15-19: We The People Lobby Week

July 20, 2016

Co-sponsorship doesn’t just happen because it’s the right thing to do. Move to Amend affiliates and supporters made appeals to their members of Congress and went on to build relationships and educate the staff. Seven co-sponsors have signed on since our May Lobby Day—it works!

Join us for the We the People Lobby Week conference call on July 26 to learn how you can help us secure at least 4 more co-sponsors during the We the People Lobby Week coming up August 15 - 19.

Move to Amend Reports on the People’s Caravan from the RNC to the DNC

July 14, 2016

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our weekly podcast. New shows released every Thursday morning!

Get on board the People’s Caravan with Cindy Weisner, National Coordinator of Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, as it connects the Republican and Democratic Conventions to the growing unrest among the nation's frontline communities. Join us to learn all about it! 

We'll also be talking with Daniel Lee of Move to Amend’s National Leadership Team and Jackrabbit Pollack from the People’s Revolution about the upcoming People's Convention.

Are you going to the upcoming Political Party National Conventions?

July 9, 2016

We are in the midst of profound political changes in this country. The wealthy elite are tightening their grip on every aspect of our society, including elections and political parties. Ordinary people are fighting back in what can only be described as a "democracy movement." In fact, we may be witnessing the birth of a political revolution in this country.

Move To Amend does not endorse individual candidates or political parties, but we do engage the political process. That's why Move To Amend will be rolling into Cleveland for the Republican Party Convention, into Philadelphia for the Democratic Party convention, and into Houston for the Green Party convention. Below are some key places where we will be at each. We are especially eager to hear from any Move To Amend supporters who are serving as a formal delegate at any of these conventions.