Alfonso Saldana donated 2021-12-30 18:23:47 -0800
Support the work to pass the #WeThePeopleAmendment to end corporate constitutional rights and get big money out of politics!
Keyan Bliss, Grassroots Director for Move to Amend, just returned from Washington D.C. after meeting with numerous members of Congress on behalf of H.J.Res.48 the #WethePeopleAmendment.
The #WethePeopleAmendment continues to make tremendous progress in the 117th Congress!
Alfonso Saldana published Create Your Personal Fundraising Profile in Donate Redirect 2021-11-22 12:38:10 -0800
How to Create and Edit Your Personal Fundraising Profile
No one can raise money for a cause better than those who devote their time and energy to actually doing the work and relate to the issue on a personal level.
This year, we need you -- our biggest advocates, our loudest voices, our most committed -- to help us meet the financial needs of Move to Amend.
As a grassroots leader, you are the power behind this coalition, and we now invite your participation in launching our end of year peer-fundraising campaign.
Spread the word about MTA with your friends and family, by setting up a personal fundraising page! (Takes less than ten minutes.)
While traditional fundraising is top-down—often involving one central campaign that leaders of an organization broadcast throughout their channels—peer-to-peer fundraising focuses instead on one-to-one personal relationships and word of mouth. 92% of Americans actually trust friend referrals over any other form of marketing—meaning you, our supporters actually have WAY more influence over potential donors in your social circles than we do!
Will you create a personal fundraising page and share it with your network?
Here's what you need to do:
It's hard to believe. But twelve years ago today, twelve organizers and activists were sitting together in a living room, discussing what should be done in response to the terrifying Citizens United vs. FEC case that was being heard by the Supreme Court, expecting that it would pass.
These organizers weren't new to the problem of corporate constitutional rights. But what brought them all together -- from all corners of the country -- into that living room was the understanding that this case was getting the kind of national attention that could finally kick off the kind of movement would be required if we were to ever solve the problem of corporate personhood.
And on that day, Move to Amend was born.Read more
Alfonso Saldana published Legal Petition Demands Biden Administration Stop Unlawful Fossil Fuel Projects in Announcements 2021-10-07 16:42:56 -0700We're happy to sign on to the Legal Petition that Demands Biden Administration to Stop Unlawful Fossil Fuel Projects.We joined more than 300 Groups Demand Halt to U.S. Army Corps Approvals.
Alfonso Saldana published People vs. Fossil Fuels: Which side are you on! Take Action in Announcements 2021-09-29 16:30:19 -0700
Move to Amend has joined scores of organizations calling on the Biden Administration to demand a fossil-free future.
Alfonso Saldana published The New Corporation Film Screening in Announcements 2021-09-21 14:50:53 -0700
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 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
INVEST a few dollars toward legalizing democracy and a Constitution that only belongs to We The People, not the corporations!
Will you join me in recruiting our Congress member to co-sponsor the #WeThePeople Amendment?I'LL JOIN YOU
Why I support Move to Amend
What's the number one issue you care about? It can be anything -- ie voter rights, BLM, climate change, abolishing ICE, etc. If you look close enough, you will see corporate personhood fingerprints and traces of dark money all over it. The great corporatization of Congress...it's not a Conspiracy, its our sad reality. Our Representatives no longer represents We the People, they only represent their Corporate Donors' best interest.
And while there are many great orgs and movements out there addressing corruption and the many other subsequent issues we are facing, only Move to Amend is addressing the two root issues: Money in Politics AND the absurdity of Corporate Personhood Rights.
This will require a LOT of public education, political engagement, and persistence -- especially when there's a lot of private interests that will try to stop us using their deep pockets -- but it CAN be done if we all play our part: volunteer, spread the word, and INVEST a few dollars toward legalizing democracy and a Constitution that only belongs to We The People, not the corporations!
Will you help me raise money to get the undue influence of big money and corporate interests out of our government by setting up a monthly donation to Move to Amend on this page?