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

Easy As Pie

June 3, 2018

Together, we have hundreds years of analysis on the Constitution, law, corporate power, social movements, democracy, solidarity, and community, which we bring to bear in hundreds of communities and in the halls of Congress. Move to Amend is unique and in need of adequate funding.

Halo Not Required

June 2, 2018

"The better angels of our nature," is not found in scripture; the phrase was coined by Abraham Lincoln in his first inaugural address. The US was on the brink of Civil War then. He was trying to avert hostilities by appealing to our better angels, to take the high road and avoid violence. But it was too late.

We Won't Kill The Dog

June 1, 2018

Are you familiar with this infamous 1973 magazine cover?

The cover caused circulation numbers to skyrocket; people bought it just to stop the publisher from killing the dog. That particular dog was under no real threat back then, but today's dogs are in a sorry predicament thanks to human fed catastrophic climate change and the corporate controlled governments ruling the world.

Not 99%...Yet

May 31, 2018

Today is the last day of May, the day we hoped to close our May Day funding campaign. We started with an appeal for $150,000 on May 1 and gave ourselves a May 31 deadline, understanding that if we couldn't raise this sum, then perhaps we were kidding ourselves about our viability.

We have until the end of the day to reach our goal; we still need to raise $21,727 by midnight (HDT).