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

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Analysis Shows 'Dangerous' Pipeline Mega-Merger Threatens Climate and Consumers

January 4, 2017

"An Enbridge-Spectra mega-merger would create a domineering fossil fuel monopoly that would have the economic and political power to arbitrarily raise prices on consumers by manipulating the market at every stage of the natural gas product cycle, from the wellhead to the meter," said Food & Water Watch executive director Wenonah Hauter.

Move to Amend Reports on the League of Revolutionary Black Workers

December 29, 2016

This week we talk with Move to Amend National Leadership member Jerome Scott about the League of Revolutionary Black Workers and the lessons today’s revolutionaries building the democracy movement can learn from its history.

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History Sorta Repeats Itself

December 28, 2016

The great Tom Paine once said:

These are the times that try men’s souls.... Tyranny like hell is not easily conquered yet we have this consolation with us, the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. 

It is not only a reminder that this nation was born under great turmoil at great cost, but also that the promise of American democracy was worth every drop of blood shed. Since those words were uttered, most human beings born in the US, now have Constitutionally protected civil rights, and that's a huge step in the right direction, but it wasn't without hardship and struggle -- and its not far enough.

We're struggling mightily to reach our year-end fundraising goal of $150,000. We have not yet reached the halfway mark. Help make the promise of American democracy real; please contribute to our Campaign to Legalize Democracy.

I May Be Facing Felony Charges for Shutting Off a Pipeline Valve, but the Real Radicals Are Running the Fossil Fuel Companies

December 26, 2016

What are you risking in order not to try, in order to preserve your belief that the world—or at least your world—is basically okay and you don’t need to pay attention to the dire warnings scientists have been giving us? What are we willing to risk?

Double Your Support, Without Double the Effort

December 20, 2016

If you've been feeling lost over the events of the past year, investing in Move to Amend is like a light in the wilderness -- a sure fire way to lift your spirits! Few organizations have the committed grassroots organizers like we do, along with a well-developed strategic plan, analysis, tools, resources, know-how and experience to not only pass the We the People Amendment but also to build a multi-ethnic, multi-gendered, multi-colored, multi-aged democracy movement to fight for real democracy. 

A long-time supporter, a generous donor, has laid down a challenge to Move to Amend supporters. This donor will match all contributions to Move to Amend between now and December 31, up to $30,000. 

Click here to double the amount of your contribution.