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General News    H2'ed 2/16/13

Congress Responds to Move to Amend Grassroots Organizing with "We the People" Amendment

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The Move to Amend coalition makes a point of differentiating ourselves from the other proposals that have come forward in response to Citizens United. We recognize that the Citizens United decision is a problem, but it is not the problem. Citizens United is not the cause, it is a symptom.

The real problem is that a small group of wealthy individuals have hijacked our sacred right to self-government, and are using the political and legal systems to legitimize that theft. We must get money out of elections, to be sure. But we have to go deeper than that to address the reality that corporate lawyers use the illegitimate doctrine of "corporate constitutional rights" to overturn public health, environmental protection, and worker safety laws. And such laws are political questions, and should be decided with public debate, discourse, and the opportunity to vote and participate. When the decisions are made in the courts, "We the People" are relegated to spectators.

The path to a Constitutional Amendment is long, and it will take a sustained grassroots political education effort to succeed.

The Move To Amend coalition is up to the task. We are getting larger, stronger and better organized every day. But we need you to succeed. And frankly, the American people -- and the world -- need us to succeed.

So please join us at by signing up at http://movetoamend.nationbuilder.com/petition

If you are part of an existing organization working on civil liberties, peace, justice, democracy, environmental protection please endorse this effort at http://movetoamend.org/organizations

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Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap is Executive Director of Democracy Unlimited. She grew up in Santa Fe, NM and came to Humboldt County in 2001 by way of Western Massachusetts where she was studying education and community at Hampshire College.

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