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



Move to Amend Internship Program: Join the Movement!

April 28, 2016

If you are (or know) a bright, energetic person seeking a vibrant democracy, experience working for a grassroots organization in a collaborativefeministanti-oppressive environment, and you are fed-up with corporate rule, corporate personhood and money as protected political speech, consider becoming a Move to Amend intern.

Click here for details and to apply!

Move to Amend Reports on the Bay Area Rights of Nature Tribunal (Part 1 & 2)

April 28, 2016

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

This week, we’re continue our extended conversation about the April 30th Bay Area Rights of Nature Tribunal with a discussion about water rights and policy with executive director of the Earth Law Center, Linda Sheehan.

What Does Democracy Look Like?

April 26, 2016

Our plan to pass the We the People Amendment in the next ten years couldn’t be more promising in its ability to create conditions for authentic democracy to flourish in the US. And it certainly couldn’t be better timed, as we witness the outright theft of democracy in states like Michigan with its emergency manager laws.

This Group Raised $11 Million To Defeat Citizens United. So Why Do People Hate Them?

April 25, 2016

“They’re co-opting the momentum and excitement for our movement to fundraise for candidates who may or may not even support amending the Constitution to ‘end Citizens United’ and who certainly have shown no leadership in addressing the even more root issue of corporate constitutional rights.”

The True Cost of a Cheap Meal

April 18, 2016

Supporting legislation that limits the influence of corporations, such as the “Move to Amend” the Constitution to overturn corporate personhood and Citizens United, could eventually lead to a political system that works for the interests of people rather than those of corporations.