1. H.J.R. 54 Keeps Gaining Cosponsors!
3. Affiliate Spotlight!
4. Community Calendar
5. Support the movement!
Four New Co-Sponsors Join Our Fight for the We the People Amendment!
We are thrilled to kick off this September with the incredible news that will energize our movement and bring us one step closer to achieving our goal of amending the Constitution to end corporate personhood and money as speech.
- Rep. Anna G. Eshoo [D-CA-16] - Co-Sponsored on 08/08/2023
- Rep. Ami Bera [D-CA-6] - Co-Sponsored on 08/22/2023
- Rep. Daniel S. Goldman [D-NY-10] - Co-Sponsored on 08/29/2023
- Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA-14] - Co-Sponsored on 08/29/2023
This remarkable progress brings us one step closer to our goal of amending the Constitution to protect the rights of the people over the influence of corporate interests. Our momentum is building, and together, we are reshaping the future of our nation.
Now, it's time for all of us to seize this momentum! With both Houses back in session, there has never been a better moment to make our voices heard.
Here's how you can take action:
1. It's time to flood their offices with calls urging them to co-sponsor HJR54, the We the People Amendment. To make your voice heard, simply use our One Click Politics link, which connects you directly to your representative's office. Click here to call now!
2. If you're passionate about lobbying your representative in person or virtually, we have a fantastic opportunity for you. Sign up using our Lobbying Campaign Sign-Up Sheet: Lobby for HJR54 and let your voice resonate in the halls of power.
We encourage all our dedicated supporters to visit our www.MoveToAmend.org/118Campaign website, where you'll find a wealth of resources to assist in your lobbying efforts.
3. And for those who want to go the extra mile, consider maybe helping us add more people to our base by creating your personalized link and then sharing it via email, text, or social media. Everyone who signs the petition from your link will be credited to you.
And, if you are ready to hit the streets, you can also collect signatures on our Motion to Amend petition.
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Let's come together to unravel the truths hidden within these pages and foster a stronger, united community. See you there! 🗽🌍🌱
Move to Amend Leader Lawrence Abbott is “Unionist of the Year"
Lawrence was recognized recently by the ALC as the “Unionist of the Year” for his tireless, enthusiastic, and effective volunteer activities.
click on the image or on the link below to watch his inspiring acceptance speech.
He touches on the importance of volunteering, the need for a powerful Labor movement to organize for justice in all its forms and the need for fundamental change – including enacting the We the People Amendment – to save the world!
We are thrilled to announce that some of our passionate and dedicated staff members and supporters will be marching in the monumental March to End Fossil Fuels on September 17, 2023, in the heart of New York City. This momentous event is not just about raising awareness of the urgent need to transition to renewable energy sources; it's about recognizing the undeniable connection between fossil fuels and corporate rule.
At Move to Amend, we firmly believe that we cannot achieve environmental justice without tackling the root cause of corporate influence in our political system. The continued dominance of fossil fuel giants over our energy policies and regulations exemplifies the extent of corporate control that plagues our democracy.
We march in solidarity with the broader movement, highlighting the pivotal role of the "We the People" amendment in combating corporate personhood and restoring power to the people. Only by enacting this crucial amendment can we break free from the shackles of corporate rule and pave the way for a sustainable, equitable future.
Join us, if you can, in this historic demonstration, as we unite our voices to end the grip of fossil fuels and reclaim our democracy for the greater good of humanity and the planet. Together, we can build a world where the will of the people prevails over corporate interests, fostering an era of true climate justice and genuine democracy.
It’s been a “summer of strikes.” Workers across the country are on the offense, demanding better working conditions, benefits and pay – and opposing artificial intelligence.
We've said many times, 'We would be nothing without our affiliates, advocates, and supporters.' They do a lot of the heavy lifting, which is why we've been recognizing all they do for the movement each month.
Each month we will use this space to spotlight different Affiliates. This month we want to spotlight the Move to Amend Miami County (Ohio), as they embark on a whirlwind of activism that's sure to inspire.
On August 2nd, the affiliate gathered for their monthly meeting, laying the groundwork for a month of passionate advocacy. But it was August 9th that truly set the wheels in motion. Five fearless champions—Paula Hemmerick, Dede Wissman, Heather Sturgill, Sarah Wittman, and Deb Hogshead—descended upon Congressman Mike Carey's Columbus office. Armed with knowledge, information, and heartfelt personal statements, they fervently requested Rep. Carey to cosponsor HJR 54, a crucial step toward ending corporate dominance in politics.
Their mission didn't stop there. The team paid a visit to the office of State Representative Michael Skindell, delivering a note expressing gratitude on behalf of their affiliate and the Greater Dayton affiliate. Rep. Skindell has been leading the charge to abolish corporate personhood and the notion that money is equivalent to free speech. Miami County's message of appreciation echoed loudly.
Next on their journey was a visit to State Senator Kent Smith's office. Much to their delight, they had the chance to engage in a meaningful conversation with Senator Smith. They presented a note acknowledging his tireless efforts in introducing resolutions that challenge corporate constitutional rights and the corrosive influence of money in politics.
But the work didn't stop there. On August 24th, one of Miami County's dedicated affiliate members attended a luncheon where Rep. Mike Carey was the featured speaker. The details of this encounter are still unfolding, promising an intriguing story to be shared at their next affiliate meeting on September 6th.
In their relentless pursuit of progress, the affiliate diligently followed up with Rep. Carey's staff. While it may take some time, their efforts have made an indelible mark, as information was shared with Rep. Carey's D.C. team. And that's not all—Miami County has set their sights on an appointment with Rep. Warren Davidson, aiming for a pivotal meeting when he returns to the district in late October or early November.
Move to Amend Miami County, Ohio, is proving that grassroots activism can bring about real change. Their dedication, resilience, and unwavering commitment to democracy are beacons of hope in the ongoing struggle against corporate influence in our political system. We eagerly await their next triumphs as they continue to lead the charge for a fair and just future for all.
Don't forget to submit your monthly affiliate reports.
These reports are a crucial tool for spotlighting the incredible efforts of our affiliates across the country and provide a platform for sharing best practices, success stories, and challenges faced in the fight for a constitutional amendment to end corporate personhood and money as speech in our political system.
Upcoming events YOU DON'T want to miss!
Monday, September 11, 2023
7:00 pm ET
Thursday, September 14, 2023
ONLINE: Ecology Network call at 5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET
Washington, DC: Actions to Abolish Corporate Rule and the Corruption of Money in Politics, September 19-20
The National Move to Amend Coalition (movetoamend.org) invites you to three events in Washington, DC to expose and promote an alternative to the expanding power and rights of corporations to rule and the explosion of big money in elections from the super-rich and corporations.
Tuesday, Sept 19, 10am - 11am ET
(Gather at 9:30am ET across the street at the NW corner of Lafayette Park)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St NW
Wednesday, Sept 20, 10 am - 11am ET (gather at 9:30am ET)
U.S Supreme Court, One First Street, NE
Thursday, September 28, 2023
FLORIDA: Statewide Coalition Monthly Meeting at 07:00 PM
MINNESOTA: Weekly Work Session every Monday from 1-3 pm
P.S. please, consider putting Move to Amend in your will or living trust to ensure the work to pass the We the People Amendment keep on going even after we're gone.