The We The People Amendment (HJR 48) gained two new cosponsors in the House of Representatives in February: Denny Heck (WA-10) & Maxine Waters (CA-43). This could not have been possible without the volunteers on the ground in Washington and California!
Welcome to our monthly live stream, the Move to Amend Live Report! This is the space where we bring you a live look into what’s going down inside the movement to amend the Constitution and legalize democracy. Check out the video recording below to learn the highlights from February and what's coming up in March.
What is art? What is culture? How is art related to democracy? What is the role of artists in realizing a true democracy? These are some of the questions we're grappling with and exploring at Move to Amend.
The Move to Amend Arts and Culture Caucus works on creative projects, supports artists who are fighting corporate power, and offers support to organizers who are trying to lift up artists and their work in the pro-democracy movement.
No movement will succeed merely by having what they consider are the best solutions to the worst problems. Its adherents must be motivated, skilled and experienced.
The upcoming Move to Amend National Leadership Summit is a place for existing and new MTA supporters to become motivated, learn necessary organizing skills, and gain valuable experience in building real power to affect real change.
More information about the Leadership Summit, including how to register, can be found at https://movetoamend.org/summit
Join our national director Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap in this interactive monthly report on what’s happening with the Campaign to Legalize Democracy and all things Move to Amend.
We help you stay connected by giving you regular updates, answering your questions, and taking your comments.
The popular “money doesn’t matter” talking point is ignoring something that’s absolutely crucial: outside spending. Rather than giving money directly to politicians, the gun lobby spends the bulk of its money independently of political candidates, running TV and internet ads urging voters to reject anyone who supports gun reform. From 1998 to 2017, the NRA distributed $144.3 million in outside spending, or 10 times more money than it spent on direct donations to federal candidates.
By all accounts, it’s looking like grim death for organized labor in the very near future. On Monday, the Supreme Court heard the case of Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. At issue legally was the question of whether or not a public employee has a free speech right to withhold union dues that are deducted from his or her paycheck while still receiving the benefits for which that union has bargained. This is the third time the question has come before the Court.
Would you like to be part of a diverse, inspired democracy movement to counter the profound effect of money in our political system?
How do we build power together instead of feeling we just continue to put out many fires?
Move to Amend National Director Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap is visiting Arizona this March in an effort to build connections, inspire activism, and reveal the origins of corporate power in America.