We're sorry to inform you that the livestream event, "Resisting Cop City & Corporate Power," scheduled for today, Thursday, June 29, at 5 pm PT, 8 pm ET, has been postponed.
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Is this a legitimate question given several recent Supreme Court decisions? Are a majority of Justices shifting ideologically toward more “democracy” and/or less inclined to side with property and more with people?
The answers are an emphatic NO.
Last month, the High Court made two decisions upholding the federal Voting Rights Act by striking down laws in Alabama and Louisiana that discriminated against African Americans in the drawing of Congressional maps. In both cases, congressional districts were drawn (or “gerrymandered”) by state officials to concentrate as many African Americans in as few districts as possible. Both were clear voting rights wins!
In addition, the “Supremes” in another somewhat surprising decision ruled last week against North Carolina Republicans who used a fringe legal argument, called the “independent state legislative” theory, to defend the drawing of congressional maps that heavily favored Republicans in elections. The ruling affirmed the right of the state supreme court to consider suits challenging the clear gerrymandered legislative action. Another win for voting rights!
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At Move to Amend, we firmly believe in the importance of recognizing the intersections between corporate personhood and other systems of oppression. Today, we want to shed light on an important intersection that deserves our attention: the connection between trans rights and the concept of corporate personhood.
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Like any invasive plant that will destroy a garden if not ripped out, corporate “rights” continue to quickly spread throughout our culture and institutions causing massive democratic damage.
The latest example would give corporate entities the "right to vote" in Seaford, Delaware. The sacred principle of “one person, one vote” would become “one person/entity/one vote” if a state law is enacted permitting the “CITY'S ABILITY TO AUTHORIZE ARTIFICIAL ENTITIES, LIMITED LIABILITY CORPORATIONS' PARTNERSHIPS AND TRUSTS TO VOTE IN MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS HELD IN SEAFORD.”
Every artificial entity in Seaford would be able to cast one vote if the law passes. Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs) are structured, in part, to shield the identity of their owners. This means a person living in another state or another country could cast a vote representing the LLC in Seaford in its local elections.Read more
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas claims it’s no big deal that he received lavish gifts and travel for more than 20 years from billionaire Harlan Crow. They claim they’re just “dearest friends.” Thomas crows that his friend “did not have business before the court.” Crow crows he’s never received anything in return.
Anyone anywhere can watch the May 2023 program on “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series – and/or read the thorough summary Move to Amend supporter Glen Anderson typed up about what we said during the TV interview.
It’s rare that any Constitutional Amendment receives “15 minutes of fame” in the news other than the First and Second Amendments.
Together, we have achieved remarkable progress, but our journey is far from over!