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    Monday, March 09, 2020 at 12:00 AM

    DNC 2024 Planning Call

    Be Part of the DNC Planning Team!

    We are going to Chicago Aug 19-22. As we prepare for the 2024 Democratic National Convention, we at Move to Amend are eager to strategize and plan impactful actions that will amplify our mission and message. Your input and ideas are crucial to making our efforts successful, and we would love for you to join us in this process.

    We are hosting weekly brainstorming and planning Zoom calls every Tuesday until the DNC to discuss our actions and coordinate our efforts. This is an excellent opportunity for us to come together, share ideas, and ensure a powerful presence at this significant event.


    RSVP below for link to the weekly Zoom Calls:

    Day: Every Tuesday starting July 16-Aug 13
    Time: 1:00 PM PT / 4:00 PM ET


    • Introduction and Overview
    • Brainstorming Session for DNC 2024 Actions
    • Discussion of Strategies and Tactics
    • Coordination and Planning
    • Q&A and Next Steps

    See you this Tuesday!

    Monday, July 15, 2024 at 04:00 PM

    Poor People's Army March on the RNC

    With or Without Permit!

    This year, Move to Amend is marching with the Poor People’s Army in protest at the RNC and DNC! 


    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – On July 15 at 4 p.m., during the opening day of the Republican National Convention (RNC), the Poor People’s Army will be marching from King Park towards the Fiserv Forum. They are marching to raise awareness around issues that poor and homeless people are facing in this country, and plan to hold a mock “trial” to determine if the Republican Party is guilty of crimes against humanity. With the recent Grants Pass v. Johnson Supreme Court decision, the Poor People’s Army aims to center stories of people experiencing homelessness. August 3, the group will start marching 100 miles south to Chicago, where they will have similar events as the only permitted march on the Democratic National Convention. Thirty-plus organizations from across the country have endorsed the Poor People’s Army marches.

    The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign (aka Poor People’s Army) applied for a special event permit in Milwaukee in October of 2023. They did not hear back from the city until the end of June, with an email saying “the Department of Public Works is not accepting applications for special events within an area” near the RNC. They provided a link to apply for “a parade permit and speakers platform registration form” that would have put them in a lottery to speak at a slot and place determined by the city. 

    “One of the last things we have as poor people in this country is our voice, and we won’t let them take that away from us,” said Cheri Honkala, the Poor People’s Army’s national spokesperson. “The city was trying to pen us in and tell us when and how we could speak out about the injustices occurring. That’s not what the First Amendment is about.”

    This year, the Poor People’s Army will not only protest the RNC and DNC, but will also join with local groups to hold their own “People’s 1st Convention” in Milwaukee on July 13 and 14. The goal is to provide voter education and alternative electoral choices to people that are fed up with the two-party system. Since 2000, the Poor People’s Army has been building unity of poor and working people with marches on opening day of RNC and DNC as an effort to build unity. 

    About Poor People’s Army:

    The Poor People’s Army is a nonviolent Army of poor and working people, led by poor people, fighting for our survival by any means necessary. For three decades, they have been “reclaiming the basic necessities of life” with free food distribution and housing takeovers of abandoned government-owned properties. They have a forthcoming book, Takeover! A Human Rights Approach to Housing. For more info, press updates, and graphics go to https://www.poorpeoplesarmy.org/ 

    Please let us know if you will be at either protest by RSVPing below for updates.


    The Click here to Sign Up with PPA ->

    Press Contacts: Leela de Paula, 413-270-2087 

    Cheri Honkala, 215-869-4753

    [email protected]

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    Our institutional “democracy” is increasingly deaf, blind, forgetful, confused and immobile. 

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  • Affiliate Spotlight - July 2024

    Affiliate Spotlight: Sandy Bolzenius, Miami County, and Santa Clara County Affiliates Lead the Charge for Change

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    “There are weeks where decades happen” might be the only way to describe this past week (though many would argue this feeling has been present for many months now). The Supreme Court has just concluded a whirlwind of devastating rulings, reminding us of their purpose: to ensure that corporations and the super wealthy will always have “more” Constitutional protections at the expense of the rights of individuals, communities and nature.

    Make no mistake: the Supreme Court is an illegitimate institution that has primarily functioned as an enemy of “We the People” across history.

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    Regulatory Power
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    Recap of our time in DC so far... 

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    This pronouncement was a recurring takeaway experienced by Move to Amend Board Member Daniel Lee and Co-Director Greg Coleridge who attended the annual conference of  the Law & Society Association in Denver in early June. 

    The “we need to work together” theme arose in numerous contexts during the 4-day conference.

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