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
In case you haven't noticed, the corporate take-over of #PrideMonth has begun.
As the general support for LGBTQ+ rights grows, so does the corporate incentive for brands and companies to position themselves in sync with that growing sentiment.
The amount of democracy we have in this country is in deep trouble when behemoth business corporations are appealed to by the public to preserve one of its key provisions -- voting rights.
You've probably heard, our Spring Fundraising Drive has been extended to May 31st -- A long-time donor has offered an additional $5,000 match if we can raise the funds by the end of the month... And we are almost there!
We have GREAT news to kick off our Spring fundraiser -- the #WeThePeopleAmendment (HJR48) is *officially* introduced into the 117th Congress by Rep. Pramila Jayapal with 55 cosponsors -- check it out on Congress.gov!!
Local activists mail book, pen letter urging Biden to stop Enbridge Line 3Roger Grussing and Virgie Bundy have characterized the pipeline as another example of abusive corporate overreach and an existential threat to communities across the United States.
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