Alfonso Saldana published Time to Investigate Corporate Insurrection in Announcements 2022-07-28 08:33:00 -0700
It’s hard not to be angry as the January 6th Congressional hearings on the Capitol insurrection come to an end, at least for the moment. The anger we speak of is in addition to one’s feelings about the actions of Donald Trump and his loyalists.
Capitol Riot | Logos of Toyota, General Motors, Ford Motors, Cigna, Walmart and AT&T (Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images)Read more
Alfonso Saldana published Training Session on How to Lobby for the We the People Amendment in Announcements 2022-07-21 09:50:40 -0700
WATCH: Training Session on How to Lobby for the We the People Amendment
Alfonso Saldana published Poor People's Campaign and Move to Amend in Announcements 2022-06-18 18:59:16 -0700
The Poor Peoples and Low-wage Worker's Assembly and Moral March on Washington happened yesterday. Watch the recording HERE.
Click the video to hear George Friday, Move to Amend Founder and Board member describe the connection between corporate power, the need for the We the People Amendment, and her work with the Poor People's Campaign.Read more
Alfonso Saldana published WATCH: Restoring the Money Power to the People in Announcements 2022-05-27 17:49:41 -0700
Did you miss the Restoring the Money Power to the People? Watch the recording here!Read more
I have transitioned out of the National Director position at Move to Amend and my long-serving colleagues have stepped forward as co-leaders. It has been an honor and privilege to have co-founded Move to Amend and worked with the organization since its inception in 2009. We have come a long way! There is still much to do – including, and beyond, passing the We the People Amendment. It is crucial that we continue to work in coalition to create an authentically inclusive democracy movement equivalent in scale to the forces that have caused and continue to fuel the enormous crises we face.
The recent Florida bill signed by Governor Ron DeSantis to revoke the special tax status of Disney Corporation for its leaders speaking out against the new “Don’t Say Gay” law is less about DeSantis or Disney than it is about the decline of our “representative democracy.”
Here are 10 takeaways:Read more
Every day is the right day for honoring and celebrating mothers, as well as the rest of the supportive women in our lives.
That said, Mother’s Day is yet another example of a social movement being co-opted and corporatized in the US.
In fact, Americans will spend upwards of $31.7 billion on Mother’s Day this year, an amount which has gone up nearly every year since 2012.Read more
Alfonso Saldana published May Day is a Good Day to Call for Abolishing “Corporate Personhood” in Announcements 2022-04-26 09:48:15 -0700
Any day is a good day to work to end corporate constitutional rights (“corporate personhood” for short).
But May Day - May 1, this Sunday - is an especially good day!Read more
Alfonso Saldana published Everything Else is Irrelevant without a Livable World in Announcements 2022-04-24 09:39:04 -0700
More than a half-century after the first Earth Day, the environment is near a tipping point of collapse. All of us must be a part of the solution, which includes, in part, abolishing corporate constitutional rights and big money in elections, but must include much more.
Today is Earth Day -- the 52nd Anniversary of what is considered the birth of the modern environmental movement.
marked the anniversary of the worst man-made catastrophe in U.S. history. 12-years ago the Deep Water Horizon Platform explosion spewed 234 million gallons of oil throughout the Gulf of Mexico over a period of 87 days, killing at least 11 people. Almost 40,000 additional medical claims were filed by coastal residents, first responders, and cleanup workers seeking compensation from BP for health-related problems as a result of the oil spill and chemical cleanup efforts.
Is your House Representative a co-sponsor of H.R.1976, Medicare for All, but is NOT yet a co-sponsor of H.J.R.48, the We the People Amendment?
Will you please urge them to cosponsor H.J.R.48 today?Read more
Oak Flat (Chi’chil Biłdagoteel) is an irreplaceable haven of high-desert biodiversity an hour east of Phoenix, Arizona. Oak Flat is a center of identity, culture, and religion for many Native Tribes, including the San Carlos Apache, Tonto Apache, White Mountain Apache, Yavapai Apache, Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe, the Gila River Indian Community, the Saltwater Pima Maricopa Indian Community, Pueblo of Zuni, Hopi Tribe, and more.*
As one of the largest untapped copper deposits in North America, Oak Flat lies prey to transnational mining corporations Rio Tinto and BHP-Billiton, who, by playing by the rules–i.e. the laws that they help set as wealthy corporate persons exercising their constitutional rights–are legally taking this sacred site and Federally protected land.
Alfonso Saldana published Abolishing Corporate Planetary Destruction in Announcements 2022-04-11 20:10:34 -0700
You know how it is. Once you’ve seen how billionaires and giant corporations orchestrate violence, it’s hard to unsee it.
As profit-driven wars rage on, as climate catastrophe destructs ecosystems, as money-hungry politicians prioritize cash over our survival -- we know how it happens. We know that the ultra-rich and their corporations are using legal tools like corporate constitutional rights to make it extremely easy for them to cause massive harm.
You’re invited to a bold conversation -- *RSVP* "Abolishing Corporate Planetary Destruction"Read more
Alfonso Saldana published Follow the Amazon union-busting money in Announcements 2022-04-08 11:58:42 -0700
It was a David and Goliath moment in the labor movement. Last week, 2,654 workers in a Staten Island Amazon warehouse voted to form an independent union -- a 100% local and grassroots effort led and powered by the workers themselves, resulting in the first unionized warehouse in the largest online retailer in the world.
And what we've been seeing with the Starbucks union wave, which shows no sign of stopping, we don't expect it to be the last.
Photo: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesRead more
Alfonso Saldana published Corporate Greed and Profiteering in Announcements 2022-04-07 13:11:11 -0700
Senator Bernie Sanders held a Senate Budget Committee hearing on Tuesday on “Corporate Profits are Soaring as Prices Rise: Are Corporate Greed and Profiteering Fueling Inflation?”
Alfonso Saldana published Corporate America wants you to ignore Move to Amend in Announcements 2022-04-01 17:08:39 -0700
Hello! Corporate America here.
In many ways, we’re just like you. We have constitutional rights — just like you. The Bill of Rights and 14th Amendment — originally intended to apply just to human beings — have been extended to us by the U.S. Supreme Court for more than a century…and counting. Isn't this great!
Alfonso Saldana published Russell Brand's commentary on "War Is (Still) A Racket: Corporate Power and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine in Announcements 2022-03-28 14:11:28 -0700
Russell Brand's commentary on "War Is (Still) A Racket: Corporate Power and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
"Is the situation in Ukraine really a resource war dominated by corporate power?"
Greg Coleridge says yes. "This is more than a political war. It's a resource war."
Check out Russell Brand's commentary on Greg's opinion piece published on CommonDreams titled: War Is (Still) A Racket: Corporate Power and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine.
Hale v. Henkel, probably one of the most cited cases (over 1,600 times), was decided by the United States Supreme Court on this day, in 1906.
...116 years later, Hale v Henkel keeps granting Corporations an ill-gotten right to privacy.
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?