Alfonso Omar Saldana published May Day is a Good Day to Call for Abolishing “Corporate Personhood” in Announcements 2022-04-26 09:48:15 -0700
May Day is a Good Day to Call for Abolishing “Corporate Personhood”
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 Omar Saldana published Everything Else is Irrelevant without a Livable World in Announcements 2022-04-24 09:39:04 -0700
Everything Else is Irrelevant without a Livable World
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.
Alfonso Omar Saldana published 12years_after_DeepWaterHorizon in Announcements 2022-04-22 09:50:03 -0700
12yrs after the BP Deep Water Horizon oil spill. What has changed?
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.
Alfonso Omar Saldana published Medicare4all_cosponsors in Announcements 2022-04-15 16:03:40 -0700
Has your Congressperson co-sponsored Medicare for All but NOT the We the People Amendment?
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
Alfonso Omar Saldana published Oak Flat in Announcements 2022-04-15 11:30:35 -0700
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 Omar Saldana published Abolishing Corporate Planetary Destruction in Announcements 2022-04-11 20:10:34 -0700
Abolishing Corporate Planetary Destruction
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 Omar Saldana published Follow the Amazon union-busting money in Announcements 2022-04-08 11:58:42 -0700
Follow the Amazon union-busting money
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 Omar Saldana published Corporate Greed and Profiteering in Announcements 2022-04-07 13:11:11 -0700
Corporate Greed and Profiteering
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 Omar Saldana published Corporate America wants you to ignore Move to Amend in Announcements 2022-04-01 17:08:39 -0700
Corporate America wants you to ignore Move to Amend
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 Omar 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.
Alfonso Omar Saldana published Hale v. Henkel in Announcements 2022-03-07 10:38:06 -0800
Hale v. Henkel
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.
Alfonso Omar Saldana published dred scott in Announcements 2022-03-06 20:18:34 -0800
What the Dred Scott Case Teaches Us
On this day 166 years ago, the Supreme Court handed down one of their most infamous decisions -- Dred Scott v. Sandford -- in which they ruled that the Constitution was not meant to include citizenship for people of African descent (whether enslaved or free).
Alfonso Omar Saldana published We the People Brochures in Learn More 2022-02-28 12:21:20 -0800
We the People Brochures
Download a free PDF version of the We the People brochure here:
Great for passing out to let people know about the Move to Amend campaign.
Includes area on bottom of back panel where you can add a sticker with information about your local group.
Alfonso Omar Saldana published DC Report in Announcements 2021-12-21 12:30:03 -0800
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 Omar Saldana published Legislative Briefing 2021-12-08 10:18:25 -0800
Alfonso Omar Saldana published Create Your Personal Fundraising Profile in Donate 2021-11-22 12:38:10 -0800
Create Your Personal Fundraising Profile
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:
Alfonso Omar Saldana published COP26 in Announcements 2021-11-09 16:50:09 -0800
Alfonso Omar Saldana published STRIKING DOWN DEMOCRACY in Announcements 2021-11-09 16:44:29 -0800
STRIKING DOWN DEMOCRACY
Alfonso Omar Saldana published MTA turns 12 Years in Announcements 2021-10-19 18:29:27 -0700
MTA turns 12 Years
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 Omar Saldana published Legal Petition Demands Biden Administration Stop Unlawful Fossil Fuel Projects in Announcements 2021-10-07 16:42:56 -0700
Legal Petition Demands Biden Administration Stop Unlawful Fossil Fuel ProjectsWe'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.
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?