Reflecting on Changes

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.

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Watch The New Corporation

We are thrilled to let you know that Move to Amend is offering another chance to view The New Corporation! We are accepting donations to watch the film (suggested amount $15), but no one will be turned away for lack of funds!

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Mothers Day

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.

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The Issue is Democracy

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:

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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!

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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.

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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. 

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Oak Flat

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.


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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"

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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 Images
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