Thom Hartmann is an author, progressive political commentator, and a long-time supporter of Move to Amend--and he has a message for you.
"As the New Year approaches, Move to Amend is entering its second decade. Between the drawn out and divisive impeachment proceedings, and the neoliberal/conservative policies fueling the corporate takeover of our democracy that I report on daily, it isn’t surprising that many Americans are hoping 2020 will somehow bring a fresh start. Maybe some hope too.
And Move to Amend, well...this movement is giving me a reason to hope. Amid all of the chaos and uncertainty of this Congress and the current administration, our committed and passionate group of activists managed to end 2019 by topping their strategic plan goals of 65 cosponsors in the House, and with a commitment from a Senator to introduce the #WeThePeopleAmendment in 2020!
I remain hopeful about the future because of groups like Move to Amend. Working with a committed and passionate group of folks who understand the changes needed in the U.S. is rare and something that I am incredibly proud to support.Read more
Wow -- what an incredible year this has been.
Despite all of the chaos and distractions of the current administration, we have seen the power of grassroots organizing in ways not seen for generations: the rise of popular and bold ideas like Medicare For All (which I lead in the House), the Green New Deal, and of course, the #WeThePeopleAmendment -- the fundamental constitutional reform that would give us the democratic power we need to win in ALL of these fights.
I am so proud to be working with Move to Amend as the lead sponsor of the We the People Amendment, and grateful to my 66 colleagues in Congress who are behind me in this fight!
What I admire most about Move to Amend is that they are truly grassroots -- the real deal. Please make an end of year donation today, so this movement can head into 2020 strong.Read more
As we reflect back on this incredible year (and decade!), we want to say thank you for all of the ways you support this movement -- whether it was by gathering petition signatures, educating your friends and family about corporate personhood, organizing a local Move to Amend group, or through financial support... we are really starting to break down the barriers, and we couldn't have done it without ALL of you.
So THANK YOU for your part!Read more
On this #GivingTuesday, our National Director Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap and Grassroots Director Keyan Bliss are in back-to-back meetings with Congressional offices to grow our list of co-sponsors for the #WeThePeopleAmendment. They will be in DC all week.Read more
This fall marks our 10th anniversary for Move to Amend! We were the first and only organization to introduce an amendment that not only reverses Citizens United but fully addresses the corporate hijacking of our constitution.
When: Sunday November 10th from 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM. Program starts at 5:00
Where: South Berkeley Community Church, 1802 Fairview St, Berkeley, CA 94703
We want to invite you to our “Party of the Decade” celebration with our National Team and give you an exciting teaser of our 2020 goals and tactics and get your feedback on our plans…
Hear the inside scoop on Move to Amends plans for 2020 and how you can engage, before anyone else!
Give us your feedback on our plans to amp up our pressure for the #WeThePeopleAmendment with new tactics and grassroots power.
2020 needs to be a referendum on more than just Trump -- we need a referendum on corporate rule and we have big plans to help shape that narrative!
We will be live streaming the event! But if you can come in person that's what you want to do because there will be prizes and special opportunities for people who come in person! Bring your friends and family!
For more information Contact: Shelly Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-318-8040
The Youth Climate Strike Coalition is organizing over 450 strikes of students and people of all ages as part of more than 2500 strikes worldwide.
The youth-led effort is calling for a "halt to all leasing and permitting for fossil fuel extraction, protections for frontline communities, indigenous people, and biodiversity through transformative and decisive climate action.”
September 20 is the launch of an entire week of global climate action to demand transformative action be taken by our world’s governments to address the climate emergency.
Move to Amend supports the Youth Climate Strikes on September 20 and urges everyone to take action in solidarity to address the rapidly growing Climate Emergency!Read more
House Democrats are woefully behind on dues owed to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, according to an internal party document provided to The Intercept. The rank-and-file’s lagging participation in the party’s money chase is being made up for, however, by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s prolific buckraking. By the end of June, she had raised the DCCC more than $43,000,000.Read more
Earlier this summer, environmental activists in Ohio were alarmed by the passage of a mysterious state budget amendment that would close a new avenue for residents to sue polluters. The provision invalidated a landmark anti-pollution initiative passed by Toledo voters just a few months before. Now, emails obtained in a public records request reveal that the Ohio Chamber of Commerce secured the cooperation of a key Republican lawmaker in a successful effort to slip the amendment into an appropriations bill at the eleventh hour.
The emails depict the chamber’s environmental policy director requesting a last-minute meeting with state Rep. Jim Hoops to discuss the Lake Erie Bill of Rights, the newly minted ballot initiative allowing citizens to sue polluters on behalf of Lake Erie. A legislative aide responded quickly, scheduling a same-day meeting. Despite the chamber director’s admission that his proposal would need to be submitted after the legislature’s deadline, the aide produced draft amendment language to share with him three weeks later. The chamber’s subsequent revisions made their way into the final bill, effectively nullifying the Lake Erie Bill of Rights.Read more
We applaud Senator Udall, and the national organizations who support this amendment for their intention to address big money, but we believe the Democracy for All Amendment falls short of what is necessary to solve the problem at hand.Read more