It's hard to believe. But eleven 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.
Call Your Senators - Stop Amy Coney Barrett
The confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett started last week, and its result will have long-lasting consequences.
For a long, long time, Republicans have been trying to privatize everything, from Social Security to our Nation's public school system--and they know that a hard-right conservative majority on the Court could make that happen. That's why they are so eager to rush these confirmation hearings!
Recognizing Indigenous People's Day
Move to Amend honors Indigenous Peoples Day, which recognizes Native people as the first inhabitants of the Americas -- including the lands that later became the United States of America.
To date, 14 states— Alabama, Alaska, Hawai'i, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wisconsin—and the District of Columbia, more than 130 cities, and a growing numbers of school districts celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in place of Columbus Day. We love to see it!
Indigenous people -- like Black people, women and poor people -- were not who the founders had in mind when they wrote "We the People." Our Declaration of Independence -- that we are taught to believe is a fundamentally good instrument -- refers to Indigenous people as "savages." The racism is baked right into our foundation.Read more
The Immorality of the Climate Crisis and Corporate Rule
In case you missed it, you can watch the recording of The Immorality of the Climate Crisis and Corporate Rule here.
Presenters - Shannon Biggs, Co-founder of Movement Rights. - Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen, Senior Minister, First UU Church of Houston. - Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, National Director, Move to Amend. - Casey Camp Horinek, Environmental Ambassador, Ponca Nation of Oklahoma Moderated by Greg Coleridge, Outreach Director, Move to Amend.Read more
For Immediate Release: September 30, 2020
Contacts: John Fioretta, [email protected] or Jan Rein, [email protected]
Climate Crisis-Related Fires Fueled by Corporate Constitutional RightsRead more
As we've mentioned in before, Move to Amend has really been hit hard by the economic downturn. Being a 501(c)4, we were not eligible for any relief from the CARES Act.
Unlike the majority of 501(c)4 nonprofits, however, we are almost entirely grassroots funded -- that means we rely on small donations from regular people. And because regular people fuel this movement, our financial support has taken a hit as well, because so many of us have had to tighten up our giving. As a result our staff laid itself off in April, and has been doing this work on a 100% volunteer basis.
It's time to start bringing our hardworking staff back onto the payroll - beginning with staff who are living in states that are making it hardest for workers to survive. Please help us by becoming a Move to Amend sustainer today!Read more
We really need to talk about the weather - save the date, Oct. 1st
Here's a not-so-fun fact:The wildfire season in California hasn't yet begun.
Join us on October 1st -- it's time to analyze and strategize together for the future of our livable planet.Read more
A BIG announcement for Constitution Day
“These are unprecedented times” is a phrase we hear often lately. But to us, that only means one thing -- we must meet these unprecedented times with unprecedented solutions. And the harsh reality is, folks: we’re not going to be able to vote our way out of this situation. We’ve got to have bigger ideas.
Join the Senate Letter-Writing Campaign!
When our government's bailouts are going to major corporations -- including those that made large campaign contributions to Senators -- we know it is time to stop the corruption in our elections that enables this outrage. Not just during this crisis, but in every election.
Move to Amend is proud to partner with Get Money Out - Maryland, New York American Promise Association, American Promise VA, Wyoming Promise: Free and Fair Elections, Wisconsin United to Amend, We the People Massachusetts, CCAN Action Fund for a nationwide Senate letter-writing campaign -- demanding that they support a 28th Amendment to the Constitution that would make clear that corporations are not people, and money is not free speech!
Move to Amend's National Director at the People's Convention 2020
On August 30, thousands of people from all walks of life gathered to discuss the state of the nation and forming a major new party in America! And our National Director, Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap was one of the speakers at the People's Convention 2020! Watch the her speech above, and watch the full People's Convention here.
Also, check out these great clips we think you might find interesting.Read more