Move to Amend Internship Program: Join the Movement!

April 28, 2016

If you are (or know) a bright, energetic person seeking a vibrant democracy, experience working for a grassroots organization in a collaborativefeministanti-oppressive environment, and you are fed-up with corporate rule, corporate personhood and money as protected political speech, consider becoming a Move to Amend intern.

Click here for details and to apply!

Move to Amend Reports on the Bay Area Rights of Nature Tribunal (Part 1 & 2)

April 28, 2016

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our weekly podcast. New shows released every Thursday morning!

This week, we’re continue our extended conversation about the April 30th Bay Area Rights of Nature Tribunal with a discussion about water rights and policy with executive director of the Earth Law Center, Linda Sheehan.

What Does Democracy Look Like?

April 26, 2016

Our plan to pass the We the People Amendment in the next ten years couldn’t be more promising in its ability to create conditions for authentic democracy to flourish in the US. And it certainly couldn’t be better timed, as we witness the outright theft of democracy in states like Michigan with its emergency manager laws.

This Group Raised $11 Million To Defeat Citizens United. So Why Do People Hate Them?

April 25, 2016

“They’re co-opting the momentum and excitement for our movement to fundraise for candidates who may or may not even support amending the Constitution to ‘end Citizens United’ and who certainly have shown no leadership in addressing the even more root issue of corporate constitutional rights.”

The True Cost of a Cheap Meal

April 18, 2016

Supporting legislation that limits the influence of corporations, such as the “Move to Amend” the Constitution to overturn corporate personhood and Citizens United, could eventually lead to a political system that works for the interests of people rather than those of corporations.

Move to Amend Reports on the Difference Between Populist Campaigns and Social Movements with Bill Fletcher Jr. (Part 1 & 2)

April 14, 2016

Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution through our weekly podcast. New shows released every Thursday morning!

We conclude our extended conversation with international activist Bill Fletcher, Jr. as we discuss the importance of labor organizing and the role of unions and race in building an inclusive democracy movement.

May 9 is We the People National Lobby Day!

April 12, 2016

This May marks the very unhappy 130th "anniversary" of the Supreme Court decision in Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad. The giant corporate oligarchs of the day successfully got the Court to construe the 14th Amendment to apply to corporations. The legal and political campaign they subsequently launched was successful in usurping the Constitutional rights that are supposed to be for and by the people. In a lot of ways 1886 was Ground Zero for our movement.

But 130 years is enough... and Move to Amend is leading the charge to fight back. May 9th we will be in Washington, D.C. lobbying for the We the People Amendment to the Constitution (HJR 48) to make clear that Constitutional Rights belong to human beings, not corporations, and that big money in elections is not free speech.

Even if you live far, far away from our nation's capital, you can be part of We the People Day. Join our webinar this Tuesday, April 12 for details on how you can participate from home...