Democracy is about Elections AND People’s Movements

Tomorrow is election day. Please vote if you already haven’t by mail or in person. 

But voting isn’t enough. We also need a People’s Movement like Move to Amend to abolish corporate rule, an essential step toward achieving legitimate democracy.

Electing better representatives at every level of government who represent the interests of voters rather than large donors is critical. That can be a challenge, especially when candidates swimming in campaign cash from the super rich and business corporations flood our airwaves, mailboxes and inboxes. 

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Josh Hawley's Bill Masks the Real Sources of Corporate Rule

Is this a sincere response to the corporate influence of our elections or simply a Halloween stunt in which the far-right Republican dressed up as a campaign finance reformer to hide his true identity as a shill for corporate power?

https://www.commondreams.org/opinion/josh-hawley-campaign-finance 


Republican Senator Josh Hawley introduced the Ending Corporate Influence on Elections Act on October 31 to reduce the impact of the Supreme Court 2010 Citizens United v. FEC. Its goal is to get corporate money out of our politics”

What are we to make of this surprising announcement?

Is it a sincere response to the corporate influence of our elections or simply a Halloween stunt in which Josh dressed up as a campaign finance reformer calling for real change to increase democracy by reducing corporate power?

Behind the masks are the real sources of corporate rule: all never-intended corporate constitutional rights and money defined as free speech.

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Move to Amend

Interview of Greg Coleridge, Co-Director

Staying in Contact with London Mitchell

November 2, 2023

https://londonmitchell.podbean.com/e/guest-greg-coloridge-move-to-amend/


Movember 2023 Newletter

November Newsletter

1. Regaining traction in D.C.!

2. Affiliate Spotlight!

3. Community Calendar and Announcements

4. Support the movement!

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End-of-Year Auction

As we gear up for the End of the Year fundraising drive, we're reaching out to our incredible base of supporters with a special request: Do you have any artwork, collectibles, jewelry, services, kids and family items, travel & experiences, sports & activities, gourmet food & drink, arts, culture, entertainment, gift certificates, or other items that you'd be willing to donate to our online auction? 

This event will not only be a celebration of community spirit but a crucial part of our fundraising efforts to advance the passage of HJR 54, the We the People Amendment to End Corporate Rule and Legalize Democracy. Your contributions will play a pivotal role in helping us achieve our mission.

 

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Act Now to End Corporate Influence on Climate Policy!

We have a critical issue to discuss, one that affects the very heart of our democracy and the future of our planet.

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The Israel-Gaza War, Democracy and Corporate Power

Move to Amend has always strived for more than simply reversing the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, ending the corruption of money from the rich and corporations spent in elections and passing the We the People Amendment that would abolish ALL corporate constitutional rights.

We believe even more structural changes are needed to achieve genuine self-determination for all people, everywhere. It’s why we’ve always been committed to anti-oppression within ourselves, communities, workplaces, policies, and representation, understanding that oppressed people lack the power to meet their needs and improve their communities.  

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Lessons of the UAW Strike for Move to Amend

Organized labor in the U.S. is experiencing a resurgence, as unions secure better contracts with higher pay and improved conditions following pandemic-related wage suppression, inflation, and a tight labor market. This "Great Reset" has led to successful strikes by various unions, including American Airline pilots, Teamsters at UPS, Kaiser Permanente workers, and more. The current strike by United Auto Workers (UAW) members against major auto corporations GM, Ford, and Stellantis is notable for its creative "Stand Up" strike strategy and a focus on economic justice and inequality. The auto industry's advantages, such as mobility and technological investments, pose challenges to labor. Move to Amend can learn from the UAW's clarity, boldness, and visibility in addressing systemic issues. We must also leverage the current anti-corporate sentiment and remain committed to organizing and being accountable to our base in working to enact the We the People Amendment. 

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The Paralysis Continues

In the hallowed halls of the U.S. House of Representatives, there's a troubling void that's casting a dark shadow over our democracy. For more than two weeks, the GOP-controlled House has been without a speaker, rendering one of America's key branches of government effectively paralyzed. The consequences of this leadership vacuum are not just political; they are threatening the very foundation of our democracy.

This current predicament marks the longest period of congressional disarray since 1962, when it took a staggering 55 days to elect a speaker. It's a stark reminder of the urgent need for change, a need that the Move to Amend community recognizes and has been tirelessly advocating for.

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Patriot Act

As the infamous anniversary of the Patriot Act approaches on October 26th, we are reminded of the civil liberties that most Americans lost in the name of national security.

While we must always be vigilant against threats, it's equally important to scrutinize the internal threats to our democracy. At Move to Amend, we believe it's time to address a pressing issue - the unchecked power and influence of corporations in our society. 

Today, we invite you to stand with us and be a part of the solution.

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