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

Move to Amend Statement on Islamophobia: #WeStandWithIlhanOmar

July 19, 2019

At a rally this week, the President’s tirade against Representative Ilhan Omar was met with vicious chants of “send her back.” The violence and danger has gone too far to stay silent.

Move to Amend stands in solidarity with the courageous Congresswomen currently under attack by those in power, most notably the President, in a blatant display this week, and members of Congress -- including members of her own party -- more passively in recent months with harmful rhetoric and perspective.

In particular, we lift up Representative Ilhan Omar, the first freshman in the 116th Congress to cosponsor our We the People Amendment, and all Muslims in the U.S. and abroad who are being targeted in this recent and sharp rise in Islamophobia and blatant racism, fueled by the Trump administration and its allies worldwide.

Move to Amend recognizes that it is not enough to simply renounce acts of white supremacy. Specifically, our coalition recognizes that the term “Islamophobia” must be explicitly defined to avoid perpetuating white supremacy and its connection with rising fascism in the US and around the globe.

U.S. Military is a Bigger Polluter Than as Many as 140 Countries – Shrinking this War Machine is a Must

June 24, 2019

The US military’s carbon bootprint is enormous. Like corporate supply chains, it relies upon an extensive global network of container ships, trucks and cargo planes to supply its operations with everything from bombs to humanitarian aid and hydrocarbon fuels.