What. A. Year.
While we never could have predicted the absolute wrench a global pandemic would throw into the mix of consolidating corporate rule over our basic human rights, we aren't surprised at all that things are at a tipping point -- socially, economically, and ecologically. We've always known this moment would arrive.
And these moments, as brutal and terrifying as they are, are also moments of opportunity to educate, agitate and organize toward the world we want and deserve.
And Move to Amend stayed on course, through temporary staff layoffs and general uncertainty as a purely grassroots-funded organization (the hardest hit in this crisis).
We are proud to announce our 2020 accomplishments that your support made possible -- from the national to the grassroots level!Read more
You know what?
In a year like 2020, it's good to look back on the wins we've had in our campaign and larger democracy movement.
Because despite all of the chaos and collective trauma, our movement only grew -- unsurprisingly, more and more people are understanding that we need a long game for the kind of deep systemic change that will correct the disastrous course we are on.Read more
Historically, this proverb has had positive connotations -- related to social and economic progress.
But this time? It's downright sinister.Read more
Election night was a wild ride, and it's looking like there will be more chaos to come.
As usual, Corporate Rule was the big winner across the board -- with unprecedented sums of money sunk into campaigns for corporate politicians and ballot initiatives that placed corporate profit over workers' and tenants' rights.
But the good news is: our movement to end corporate rule and get money out of politics had some BIG WINS on Election night!Read more
Corporate Rule News:
As if 2020 could not get any worse -- this week Democracy took a huge blow with the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrette to the Supreme Court.
With a 52 - 48 vote, GOP Senators that represent 11 million fewer Americans than their Democratic counterparts, gave the President that lost the popular vote by 3 million votes, his third Supreme Court Justice.
But even more disgusting are all the reasons why Trump and the GOP might’ve rushed the confirmation hearings -- they are trying to consolidate power of the 3 governmental branches- they have the white house, the senate, and now finally a majority uber conservative court.Read more
This past weekend was momentous. Move to Amend, in coalition with our partners; Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, The Pachamama Alliance, A Radical Guide, and Liberty Tree Foundation for the Democratic Revolution assembled over 130 people for a weekend of learning, visioning, and discussions about a People’s Constitution.
Thank you so much to all of the participants, panelists, presenters, artists, facilitators, and those who took on childcare this weekend so we could gather.Read more
The truth is this People’s Movement Assembly will be different. We’re used to getting folks together to have big conversations but this is the first time we’ve hosted a *virtual* People’s Movement Assembly.
We want to welcome you to settle in for a weekend-long process and embrace the revolutionary community building in this historical moment.
Which means, we’ve got a lot to cover! To help maximize our time together, we’ve complied a suggested readings list for you and here’s what you can expect this weekend!Read more
"Donald Trump and Joe Biden need to address the economic, environmental, political and social harms caused by corporate constitutional rights at Thursday’s last presidential debate..."
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.