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
Wednesday, December 07, 2022 at 07:00 PM · 27 rsvpsvirtual
Jim Hightower, "America's #1 Populist" (of the justice, democracy and peace variety!) and former Texas Agricultural Commissioner, is the invited speaker at the launch of the Texas Move to Amend Network.
The virtual program will be Wednesday, December 7 at 7 pm CT.
Outside groups spent a record $1.6 billion in the 2022 midterms. Each election cycle since 2010 continues the upward trend. Most of that funding has little-to-no transparency. The total cost of the state and federal midterm elections are projected to exceed $16.7 billion.
Wealthy donors, corporations, and special interest groups have long influenced elections. Citizens United just legalized it.
Move to Amend was formed in direct response to the Court’s 2010 decision.
We are a coalition hundreds of thousands strong. We are committed to:
Social and economic justice
Ending corporate rule, the corrupting influence of big money in elections and
Building a vibrant democracy that is genuinely accountable to the people, not corporate interests.
We’ll discuss our work in the Lone Star State, ways to get involved, and an upcoming training on meeting with your U.S. Representatives.
We hope to see you there!
Move to Amend Texas
Wednesday, December 07, 2022 at 07:00 PMVirtual via Zoom in San Jose, CA
Come join the Santa Clara County Move to Amend monthly meeting. All are welcome. We are a regular group that meets first Wednesday of every month.
Did you miss our panel presentation and analysis on the impact of the elections on the movement to end corporate rule and big money in elections, as well as the larger movement to create authentic democracy?Well, you're in luck! You can watch the recording here!
National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Resolution on Corporate Constitutional RightsAre you a member of the NLG? If so, please vote YES to support this resolution submitted by Move to Amend
This is a really good opportunity to shop for for everyone on your holiday shopping list + support the only organization exclusively working to pass a Constitutional Amendment to establish once and for all that a corporation is not a person and money is not free speech!
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Corporate actions also contribute to inflation. These are four ways corporations and inflation are related – not all of which are economic.
The 2022-23 Supreme Court term began on October 3.
Since John Roberts became Chief Justice in 2005, the “Roberts Court” has made numerous decisions undermining democracy and basic rights on voting, partisan gerrymandering and campaign finance, reversing decades of work by prior Courts. This includes Citizens United v. FEC in 2010.
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