On Tuesday, the citizens of Toledo, Ohio, granted legal rights reserved for people to Lake Erie, the 9,940-square-mile body of water on which their city depends.
For this month's Live Report we'll be coming to you from Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. where we are spending the week in back-to-back advocacy meetings for the #WeThePeopleAmendment which was re-introduced Monday in the House of Representatives!
We'll let you know how the week has been and answer your questions about what happens next to keep the momentum up! JOIN US!
Rep. Pramila Jayapal and House Members Respond to Hundreds of Local Resolutions Calling for “We the People” Amendment!
“Our the Constitution says ‘We the People,’ not ‘We the Corporations,’ stated Representative Jayapal. “When I first ran for Congress I took Move to Amend’s Pledge because I believe corporations exist to serve the public welfare, not for the public to serve them. That same year, Move to Amend won a ballot initiative in my home state of Washington — now they’ve passed resolutions in over 700 communities across the United States. It is time for Congress to catch up. We are supposed to be the People’s House and we need to start acting like it. Big corporate money has been working against the interests of Americans for far too long. We have to restore the voice of the people in our democracy, and that starts with passing the We the People Amendment.”
The senators and representatives who support or have co-sponsored the Green New Deal, the ambitious package of proposals to combat global climate change, have received far less money from the fossil fuel industry than their opponents,
Amazon will oppose any effort to unionize its New York City workforce, despite receiving $3 billion in tax breaks and subsidies to come to Queens, a top company executive said Wednesday.
The disclosure came amid a tense exchange between Amazon VP Brian Huseman and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson at a City Hall hearing.