We are a citizens group organized to regain the liberties and privileges guaranteed in the US Constitution to human beings, but now being usurped by corporations.
On January 21, 2010, in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, a bitterly divided Supreme Court overturned a century of established precedent by ruling that corporate spending on candidate elections cannot be limited under the First Amendment. SCWMTA began petition drives for the City of Madison and Dane County, calling for the abolishment of corporate personhood.
Once the petitions were collected, they asked the Madison City Council to include a resolution on the Spring 2011 ballot. Then, the Dane County Board voted to also include a ballot resolution on the Spring 2011 ballot. The resolutions passed by 84% in Madison and 78% in Dane County! Now we are expanding our efforts to the rest of Wisconsin, reaching out to other communities and organizations in the state.
This process of networking, education, training will facilitate the creation and development of other MoveToAmend (MTA) groups throughout Wisconsin.