You know what?
In a year like 2020, it's good to look back on the wins we've had in our campaign and larger democracy movement.
Because despite all of the chaos and collective trauma, our movement only grew -- unsurprisingly, more and more people are understanding that we need a long game for the kind of deep systemic change that will correct the disastrous course we are on.
Now that the election season is over, it's time to build on this momentum -- by reinvesting in the deep and fundamental change that will be required if we truly want to end corporate rule and the influence of money over our elections. Whether it is $5, $10, or $28/mo -become a monthly sustainer for the movement to amend the Constitution today!
So what did we get done this year?
First - we are SUPER EXCITED to announce that we've reached our 2020 goal of 75 cosponsors for House Joint Resolution 48, the #WeThePeopleAmendment (keep an eye out for an email this week which tells that story -- and spoiler alert -- you're in it!).
Our 2020 Pledge to Amend campaign was also extremely successful!
- 61 of our pledge-signers went on to win their races.
- Eight of those will be headed/returning to US Congress to continue fighting for the #WeThePeopleAmendment!
The #WeThePeopleAmendment language was also on local ballots in Ohio and Wisconsin. And as usual, they ALL won -- by a landslide.
Painesville, OH (78%):
Land O' Lakes, WI (84%):
Winnebago County, WI (83%):
IMPORTANT NOTE: all three of these people's victories took place in counties/towns that otherwise went to Trump -- proving once again that this is a trans-partisan issue. This brings us to a total of 678 local/state resolutions and ballot initiatives in support of a 28th Amendment that would abolish corporate personhood and money as free speech! All the credit to local Move to Amend organizers in Ohio, and United to Amend organizers in Wisconsin, for these incredible wins!!!
We are not going anywhere -- in fact, we have never been more committed to this work. Support the grassroots movement for systemic change that makes ALL of our fights easier -- whether it be climate, racial, or healthcare justice -- by supporting Move to Amend today.
With deep gratitude and solidarity,
Jennie, Leila, Saleem, Jason, Tara, George, Joni, Greg, Jessica, Keyan, Milly, Kaitlin, Shelly, Alfonso, Daniel
- Move to Amend National Team
P.S. It's a good time to start putting resources into our long game again, and build toward the world we want and deserve. Make a donation to support the grassroots movement for genuine democracy today!