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

New Report Names Nearly 4,000 Companies Profiting Off of Private Prison Industry

April 30, 2019

"Before this report, many of the companies involved in the prison industrial complex flew below the radar, often intentionally to avoid the headline risk that comes with profiting off mass incarceration today," said Tylek. "This data brings these companies to light and equips advocates with the information needed to challenge them."

The report presents the data mostly in raw form as a research service. The download link is in the report.

AOC Takes Us to the Halfway Mark!

April 26, 2019

This week one of the most popular Congressmembers co-sponsored the #WeThePeopleAmendment!

We are thrilled that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) -- or AOC as she is widely known -- took action to co-sponsor our amendment, which means we reached the halfway mark toward our goal of 75 co-sponsors by the end of the year!

Green New Deal Needs the We the People Amendment

April 13, 2019

A “Green New Deal” that addresses the climate crisis by committing to major changes in our economic and social policies is absolutely essential.  

Move to Amend supports the current efforts by the fearless young activists at Sunrise Movement to force these urgent issues onto the public and political agenda.

Beginning next week, Sunrise Movement is sponsoring a “Road to a Green New Deal Tour” --  8 major tour stops and over 100 town hall gatherings across the country over the next several months. Each stop and gathering will provide an opportunity for the public to learn more about the Green New Deal and hear from the public on how it can be improved and how it will enhance the lives of people and save the climate and environment. 

Please consider attending a major tour stop or town hall gathering near you. Supporters of Move of Amend have a supportive educational message and organizing strategy to share in solidarity with the Sunrise Movement and other allies who will be present.