We are ready to go because the fight is more important than it's ever been -- and the time is right. We recognize that this is a unique moment in history -- amid all of the confusion and suffering, movements are rising up everywhere, and coalescing around a larger set of demands for social, economic, and environmental justice. 2020 saw more people in the streets than at any other time in U.S. history. These are the moments where anything is possible, if we all rise up together.
After a year like 2020, we all deserve a break (and a robust stimulus package, and universal healthcare, and genuine justice for Black lives, and...).
Unfortunately, the nature of corporate rule doesn't give us breaks. And corporate rule is more alive than ever. We at Move to Amend might be as tired as everyone else -- but we are ready to hit the ground running in 2021.
And Move to Amend is ready to rise up.
The demands of this moment -- Medicare for All, cash relief, rent and debt cancellation, defunding police and funding vital community services, and more -- all have the same giant hurdle standing in the way of justice: corporate rule.
The #WeThePeopleAmendment would clear the path so that our demands are no longer drowned out by endless corporate money in our political system, nor their lawsuits claiming their "constitutional rights" as "persons" (which they always win). Help us keep up the momentum against corporate rule by making an end of year donation now.
#WeThePeopleAmendment introduced into the House, with 100 cosponsors (we reached or goal of 75 in 2020!)
- A companion bill introduced in the Senate with 5 initial cosponsors
- Grow our new project: Toward a People's Constitution --PeoplesConstitution.us
We also plan to ramp up direct action efforts around the #WeThePeopleAmendment, and in solidarity with other fronts of struggle against corporate rule.
Keep an eye out for calls to action, educational events and other opportunities in 2021, as we take things to the next level!
On average, nonprofits of our size raise about 1/3 of their annual budget in their end of year fundraising -- that is why we are asking you to step up and help us recover from a difficult year.
Our end-of-year fundraising goal is $25,000, and our goal for new monthly sustainers is 28. We have just over $5,500 still to raise before midnight tonight, and we need 19 more sustainers!
Thank you for all you do to support the democracy movement...
Onward in solidarity,
Keyan, Milly, Kaitlin, Shelly, Alfonso, Daniel, Jennie, Leila, Saleem, Jason, Tara, George, Joni, Greg, Jessica
- Move to Amend National Team
P.S. Help us raise this last $5,500 today, so we can start the new year strong. Even better -- help us meet our goal of 28 *NEW* monthly sustainers the new year -- $5/mo, $10/mo, or $28/mo for the 28th Amendment -- no amount is too big or too small!
P.P.S. If you're one of the 732 people who already donated to Move to Amend this month -- THANK YOU! If perchance you're about to get a stimulus check you don't really need, or you're in a position to give again, please do, and know your money is being invested well.
Thank you also for bearing with us as we send more emails that usual. We wish we didn't need to do this to meet our goals, but the fact is, we do.