Press Coverage

VIDEO: Act Out! Interview with David Cobb & George Friday of Move To Amend

April 30, 2015

David Cobb and George Friday lay shit on the line - why corporations aren’t people, why money isn’t free speech and why we NEED to amend the constitution. And by we, they mean all of us. This fight is everyone’s fight - George explains how and David explains the myriad of ways you can get involved.

VIDEO: Move to Amend on the Big Picture with Thom Hartmann

April 29, 2015

David Cobb of Move to Amend joins Thom. A clear majority of Americans favor progressive policies that would help put our economy and the working class back on track. But - as long as corporations control Washington - those policies won't see the light of day. What are lawmakers doing now to restore power to We The People? If this amendment passes - how far will it go towards fixing our broken democracy?

A Growing Peoples Movement, Despite the Media Blackout

April 29, 2015

The world's elite and corporate forces are in decline, believe it or not. Any system based on consumption will eventually consume itself, but to speed things along, there's a growing global peoples movement determined to assert the rights of people and the planet over corporate marauders. The sooner the rest of us join in, the sooner we will hasten the end of corporate rule.

Kent Move to Amend petition seeks to challenge corporate personhood in constitution

April 19, 2015

A charter initiative is being sought in Kent with the goal of challenging "corporate personhood" locally and nationally by gathering input from city residents during a public hearing each election cycle.

A citizens' group is planning to place the city charter amendment on the ballot through petition initiative. If approved bv voters, the initiative would require Kent City Council to designate a "Democracy Day" during the first week of October each year in which a local, state or national election is held in Kent.

Push Against Corporate Political Speech Faces Uphill Battle in Raleigh

March 4, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina would push Congress to help head off the flow of corporate money into the federal, state and local elections under a measure filed by Democrats and favored by Move to Amend, a citizens group calling for a federal constitutional amendment.

"Today, we see elected offices at all levels, including the judiciary, commodities on an open market," said Tom Coulson, a member of Move to Amend who spoke at the legislature Wednesday morning.

Dreaming and working for a real democracy after Citizens United ruling: (opinion)

January 21, 2015

It's a cruel irony that the very week our nation celebrates the life and work for justice and equality of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., our country also marks mark the 5th anniversary of the Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court decision that diminished political justice and equality.

The controversial decision, issued Jan. 21, 2010, broadened the rights of corporate entities and individuals to donate (or, more appropriately, invest) in political elections. Its promises of expanding democracy and greater quality and diversity in political discourse have gone unfulfilled. 

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