Johannes Epke, (707) 269-0984, press [at] movetoamend.org
David Cobb, (707) 362-0333, david [at] movetoamend.org
Reps. Nolan, Pocan, Huffman, Cartwright, Grijalva, Ellison Respond to Hundreds of Local Resolutions Calling for “We the People” Amendment
WHEN: Wednesday, April 29 at 9:00am
WHERE: National Press Club, Murrow Room. 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20045
WHO: Move to Amend National Representatives, Congressman Rick Nolan (MN-DFL), other speakers to be announced.
Information about the We the People Amendment and Move to Amend can be found at www.MoveToAmend.org.
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We the People Amendment Text
The rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of natural persons only.
Artificial entities established by the laws of any State, the United States, or any foreign state shall have no rights under this Constitution and are subject to regulation by the People, through Federal, State, or local law.
The privileges of artificial entities shall be determined by the People, through Federal, State, or local law, and shall not be construed to be inherent or inalienable.
Federal, State, and local government shall regulate, limit, or prohibit contributions and expenditures, including a candidate's own contributions and expenditures, to ensure that all citizens, regardless of their economic status, have access to the political process, and that no person gains, as a result of their money, substantially more access or ability to influence in any way the election of any candidate for public office or any ballot measure.
Federal, State, and local government shall require that any permissible contributions and expenditures be publicly disclosed.
The judiciary shall not construe the spending of money to influence elections to be speech under the 1st Amendment.
For information comparing the various Constitutional amendments introduced in the 114th Congress, see: http://MoveToAmend.org/other-amendments.