Alfonso Saldana published Affiliate Spotlight September 2021 in Texas News 2021-09-09 19:05:30 -0700
Labor Day is a terrific opportunity for Move to Amenders to make personal and issue connections with members of Labor Unions.
Alfonso Saldana rsvped +1 for OHIO: The Great Constitutional Hijacking: The Fourteenth Amendment and Qualified Immunity 2021-09-01 17:22:46 -0700
Move to Amend Ohio’s Quarterly Statewide Gathering (Virtual Event)
**Please RSVP below to receive Zoom link and dial in phone number**
Cynthia Brown, DeEscalate Ohio Now Coordinator
Pamela (Pam) Brooks, Jane and Eric Nord Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Oberlin College
Professor Pam Brooks will interrogate the post-Civil War’s Fourteenth Amendment, from its lofty promises of full citizenship and “equal protection of the laws” for all Americans to its hijacking by powerful interests. Providing current context of what this means for Ohioans today, Cynthia Brown, Ohio’s leading advocate for the state’s Repeal Qualified Immunity campaign, will discuss the doctrine that perversely grants immunity to officials who violate citizens’ rights, including those guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment.
Background: Within twenty years of the Fourteenth Amendment’s ratification in 1868, Big Money successfully claimed that corporations are people (“constitutional persons”) that likewise deserved constitutional “We the People” rights. Since then, successive Supreme Court rulings have granted corporations other U.S. Constitution rights, all based on the Fourteenth Amendment. This important session will illustrate how powerful forces have subverted its guarantees of full citizenship for emancipated black people to instead legitimize laws that put property rights over black lives.
The Fourteenth Amendment: “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
The event is free, and all are welcome!WHENSeptember 18, 2021 at 10:00amWHEREVirtual
Alfonso Saldana published Democracy Film Series: The New Corporation - the Unfortunately Necessary Sequel in Announcements 2021-09-01 07:26:22 -0700
Democracy Film Series: The New Corporation - the Unfortunately Necessary SequelRead more
Alfonso Saldana published National Board Member, Dr. Daniel Lee, speaking at the #March4Medicare4All in Los Angeles in Announcements 2021-08-06 12:05:32 -0700
#ICYMI -- Watch Our National Board Member, Dr. Daniel Lee, speaking at the March for Medicare 4 All in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 24, 2021.Read more
Alfonso Saldana published Independence Day and the Imperial CEO in Announcements 2021-07-05 15:43:53 -0700In 2021, opposition to freedom comes not from a foreign king and his aristocratic courtiers but from our own domestic elites—the uber-rich of the New Gilded Era.
Alfonso Saldana published SCOTUS rules Corporate Constitutional Rights over Workers Rights in Announcements 2021-06-27 08:14:22 -0700
In a 6-3 ruling along ideological lines, the US Supreme Court this week overturned a California regulation allowing union organizers to enter workplaces to recruit agricultural workers...on the grounds it violates the employing company's Fifth Amendment’s “takings” clause without just compensation.
The ruling marks the latest blow in a devastating campaign to roll back hard-won victories for the US labor movement in favor of businesses.Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 23, 2021
Contact: Greg Coleridge, [email protected], (216) 255-2184
Move to Amend Condemns Supreme Court’s Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid Decision
Court Overturns Long Standing Farmworkers’ Victory to Expand Corporate Constitutional Rights Doctrine
In a 6-3 ruling along ideological lines, the US Supreme Court yesterday overturned a California regulation allowing union organizers to enter workplaces to recruit agricultural workers on the grounds it violates the Fifth Amendment’s “takings” clause without just compensation.
The ruling marks the latest blow in a devastating campaign to roll back hard-won victories for the US labor movement in favor of businesses. The regulation has been in place since the 1970s after the United Farm Workers union successfully argued that the only practical way to give farmworkers a realistic chance to consider union membership was to allow organizers to enter workplaces, one the major achievements of the farmworkers’ movement led by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta.
“For-profit corporations have always been favored over non-profit unions under the Court’s illegitimate doctrine of corporate constitutional rights. Now the Roberts’ Court is flaunting its favoritism with reckless abandon,” stated Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, National Director of Move to Amend. “It is bad enough that corporations can hijack Fifth Amendment rights against takings to overturn or demand compensation for lost profits from community-backed regulations, but now it’s been expanded that right to directly undermine a workers’ First Amendment rights to free speech and free association. We reject the Court’s disturbing opinion and call on Congress to amend the U.S.Constitution by passing H.J.R. 48, the We the People Amendment, to make clear that constitutional rights belong to human beings, not artificial corporations.”
Move to Amend is a growing national grassroots coalition of nearly 475,000 individuals and hundreds of organizations working to pass a constitutional amendment to state that Constitutional rights belong to human beings only, not to corporations and other artificial entities, and that campaign spending is not a form of protected speech under the First Amendment and can be regulated. The group formed in 2009 in preparation for the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. FEC ruling on January 21, 2010. Their We The People Amendment was first introduced in the US House of Representatives on April 29, 2015.
Move to Amend representatives are available for interviews with the press about the Cedar Rapids Nursery v. Hassid case. To arrange an interview, please contact [email protected] or call 216-255-2184.
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Alfonso Saldana published Make it a Watershed Movement to Amend in Announcements 2021-06-20 15:11:07 -0700
Many around the world are celebrating what some consider a watershed moment with regard to the environment and climate change --- indeed there are things worth celebrating!Read more
Alfonso Saldana published Corporations take over Pride Month in Announcements 2021-06-07 17:29:15 -0700
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.
Alfonso Saldana published Corporations can’t create or protect real democracy. Only we can! in Announcements 2021-06-03 09:11:02 -0700
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.Read more
Alfonso Saldana published Our Fundraising Match Drive continues in Announcements 2021-05-31 11:18:41 -0700
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!
Alfonso Saldana donated 2021-05-28 13:49:07 -0700
Alfonso Saldana published MN Move to Amenders pen letter urging Biden to stop Enbridge Line 3 in Announcements 2021-05-22 18:29:39 -0700
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.
Alfonso Saldana published Tax Day sucks, unless you're a corporation... in Announcements 2021-05-16 11:47:22 -0700
Tomorrow is the deadline for filing 2020 taxes in the United States.
And it's a great day to remember that individual taxpayers will be footing about 50% of the annual federal income, while corporations will only be contributing about 7% (despite so many making unprecedented profits during a year that was financially devastating to so many us). Help us grow the movement to topple corporate rule at its root by sharing the Move to Amend petition with your friends, family and social media today!Read more
For decades, the U.S. government has been blatantly violating our Fourth Amendment rights by engaging in warrantless mass surveillance of our activities -- aided by corporations who have created an entire industry of mining and selling that data to them!Read more
Oh, my… oh, my… April was packed with Corporate Rule News -- check out our monthly Live Report to hear all the most relevant Corporate Rule News we've been tracking!Read more
On this International Workers Day (AKA May Day), Move to Amend stands in solidarity with all workers of the world in the ongoing struggle against corporate rule.
The #WeThePeopleAmendment is more important than ever to workers and the labor movement. Share the Move to Amend petition with your fellow workers today so we can grow the movement to end corporate constitutional rights once and for all!Read more
Alfonso Saldana published The Green New Deal Needs the #WeThePeopleAmendment in Announcements 2021-04-27 18:15:58 -0700
Last week, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey introduced into the 117th Congress a visionary piece of legislation known as the Green New Deal.
The GND is a bold and comprehensive plan to transform our current economy -- based on fossil fuel extraction and exploitation -- into an economy of dignified jobs for all and clean energy!