Move to Amend: End Corporate Rule. Legalize Democracy.
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.
". . . 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
12th Anniversary of Citizens United: Hear from Rep. Pramila Jayapal and speakers on "Where do we go from here?"
On January 20th, the eve of the Citizens United Anniversary, Move to Amend Coalition Partners and the office of Representative Pramila Jayapal, Lead Congressional Sponsor for the #WethePeopleAmendment, will speak to the importance of going beyond overturning Citizens United, a symptom of the root problem, to abolish ALL corporate Constitutional Rights and money as political speech.
The event will feature a panel discussion: "Where Do We Go From Here? Movement Building within a Context of System Collapse."
Click the video to hear a message from Dr. Daniel Lee, Move to Amend Board member, Community Organizer, and Culver City, California Mayor.
Hear from Madeleine Pelli, an advocate from Savannah, GA, on why she organizes in her community on behalf of the #WethePeopleAmendment.
What has us enraged?! Corporations have more Constitutional Rights than We the People and they use their money as a form of Free speech to influence our elections.
Who are we? We are South Florida Raging Grannies and we Move to Amend because the #WethePeopleAmendment is the only solution to systemically fight corporate rule and overturn Citizens United by abolishing ALL corporate constitutional rights and money defined as political speech.Move to Amend (c) 2013 Original Lyrics by Vicki Ryder for the Raging Grannies
South Florida Raging Grannies rage against corporate rule & big money in politics! Click the video below to watch.
Keyan Bliss, Grassroots Director for Move to Amend, just returned from Washington D.C. after meeting with numerous members of Congress on behalf of H.J.Res.48 the #WethePeopleAmendment.
The #WethePeopleAmendment continues to make tremendous progress in the 117th Congress!
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