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The Move to Amend Coalition is a grassroots campaign to amend the Constitution to state that artificial entities such as corporations, unions, and non-profits do not have inherent rights under the Constitution, and that money is not free speech so campaign spending can be regulated. MTA focuses on movement building and community organizing, emphasizing leadership from communities most impacted by corporate power such as people of color, low-income people, women and youth. MTA is structured to empower grassroots community leaders through affiliate groups that organize locally for the amendment campaign. The coalition's "We the People Amendment" was introduced in Congress in February 2013.

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Image created from image crediting Wednesday, December 21, 2016 (2 comments)     

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Corporate Money Fuels the New Jim Crow Slavery is still legal under the 13th amendment--in prisons and jails. Corporations exercising their constitutional rights have created a for profit prison industry that bears no resemblance to actual justice.

A sample Airbnb listing Thursday, December 8, 2016 (2 comments)     

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Airbnb Deems City Rental Laws Violate Its "Constitutional Rights" That great deal on your vacation or business rental costs our democracy big time. Rogue Airbnb corporation asserts first amendment rights to continue unlawful business model at the expense of lawful citizens and businesses.

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Democracy NGO seeks Sandernistas' endorsement Bernie Sanders' campaign has unleashed a political revolution, which has been been simmering beneath the surface of US politics for years. How will this force manifest itself in bringing the democracy movement to fruition?

Balad Burn Pit Wednesday, May 25, 2016 (4 comments)     

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War Profiteering Poisons American Soldiers Corporations are present in every facet of American life, and even more so in war zones, which once were almost exclusively the arena of US military and its personnel. The privatization of military operations has created a whole new front in the 'War on Terror', including the mistreatment of our own troops and veterans.

Image created from image crediting Thursday, February 11, 2016 (7 comments)     

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Is it time for grassroots movements to coalesce around the Bernie Sanders revolution? Long before Sanders presidential campaign, Americans in the many thousands had been working to form a democracy movement capable of taking on corporate rule. Sanders call for a political revolution has not only energized these organizers but the nation as a whole. This moment demands we all come together.

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Building a Movement to Amend the Constitution: Lessons from Women's Suffrage The struggle for women's rights offers many lessons on effective organizing and pitfalls that can and should be avoided in building a movement to to overcome corporate rule and establish real and transformative democracy.

Congolese miner(left) holding wolframite for use in smartphones (right) Wednesday, December 9, 2015 (3 comments)     

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Conflicted Appellate Court Rules Corporate "Right" to Secrecy Trumps the People's Right to Know In a more and more commonplace occurrence, a federal appeals court won its suit to keep Americans in the dark about conflict minerals and Congolese peasants bound to the warlords they are forced to serve. The National Association of Manufacturers won the case based their first amendment right to remain silent, despite clear and violent human rights abuses by warlords who are raking in huge profits.

Baase Pike and Qualiyah Nosie enjoy the natural springs at Oak Flat over the weekend. This water flows down from Oak Fla Friday, October 2, 2015 (1 comments)     

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Arizona Congressmen Steal Apache Sacred Land and Natural Treasure for Foreign Mining Corporations The San Carlos Apache tribe is fighting for their ancestral heritage and cultural future against foreign copper mining firms. Resolution Copper received a massive gift from US taxpayers, when Arizona's John McCain and Jeff Flake inserted a rider into the 2015 NationalDefense Authorization Act trading the mineral rich protected area, part of the Rio Tonto National Forest, for several less valuable parcels of land.

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Buying Free Speech: The Impact and Influence of Koch Money Corporate Constitutional rights are destroying our democracy and are at the heart of the Citizens United decision, as evidenced by the Koch brothers, who are making unprecedented investments in the 2016 electoral cycle to elect candidates willing to enact policies favorable to the 0.1%. The We the People Amendment is required to unravel corporate personhood, Citizens United, and ultimately corporate rule.

Rep. Rick Nolan (MN), George Friday. Move to Amend Spokesperson, and Daivd Cobb, Move to Amend Outreach Director Wednesday, April 29, 2015     

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A Growing Peoples Movement, Despite the Media Blackout The We the People Amendment was reintroduced in Congress on Wednesday, April 29. It is only the amendment which addresses the two Supreme Court created doctrines of personhood and money as speech. The amendment states that only natural persons have Constitutional rights and that money isn't protected political speech and shall be regulated in campaigns. The amendment would overturn Citizens United and other related cases.

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Coming to a City Near You: Oligarchy, Detroit Style Citizens of Detroit area municipalities have no voice in their local government since the state legislature overruled a voter mandate to end emergency city management practices. Oligarchy is in full practice in Michigan. How long before your city or town falls victim to privatization and corproate rule?

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Monsanto Corporation Claims Corporate Personhood Trumps Vermonters' Right to Require Labeling In a more and more uncommon example of a state legislature actually representing the best interests of its citizens, Vermont passed a law that will make the state the first one to require GMO labels on food. Monsanto promptly sued the state, a more and more common response to any attempt to prioritize people's rights over corporate Constitutional rights.

Image created from image crediting Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (2 comments)     

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Students Are Not Commodities; Corporations Can't Teach Public education is the cornerstone of a vibrant democracy. Attempts to privatize public education--by corporations seeking profit at the expense of the taxpayer--undermine democracy. Rebuilding our public education system to educate all students will result in a stronger democracy. We live in the richest nation in the world and can afford to educate our children. If we want real democracy, we need to address corporate rule.

Monday, October 27, 2014 (1 comments)     

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Does a community have a right to clean air and water? We cannot deny the power big, multi-national corporations hold in our democracy and economy, but we don't have to accept corporate rule as a way of life. CoCRN organizers are taking matters into their own hands in an effort to pass the Colorado Community Rights amendment, but the powerful extraction industries are not sitting still.

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In the Absence of Accountability, General Motors Kills Hundreds of People for Profit Corporate executives at GM have gotten away with negligent murder by willfully covering up design defects in their automobiles and delaying recalls. Any ordinary person responsible for hundreds of deaths would be tried in a court of a law. Not so for "corporate persons," who pay a small fine and continue with business as usual.

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'Then They Fight You': Plutocrats on the Defensive Against Social Justice Movements American plutocrats have launched a disinformation campaign to fight back against the growing democracy movement. Their absurd contentions would be laughable, if they were not so dangerous to our economy and political system.

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Corporate Shock and Awe Campaign is Obliterating Public Education Public education is under attack by powerful corporate forces determined to privatize education in order to extract profits. From college debt to Common Core State Standards and testing, to outright unlawful activity by Sallie Mae/Navient, one of the country's leading college loan lenders.

Justices Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Alito Tuesday, October 14, 2014 (5 comments)     

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SCOTUS has gone rogue October ghouls and goblins are nowhere near as scary as recent Supreme Court decisions, which have expanded the rights of the wealthy and corporations, while diminishing our own.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 (6 comments)     

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Corporations Are Not People. Period. We can't settle for half-measures when it comes to our democracy. A pending amendment to the Constitution to overturn Citizens United is not enough. "It makes no sense to compromise now, or to hand this debate over to power players in Washington... the amendment must be strong and clear enough to end corporate rule -- there's no room here for half solutions or ambiguity."

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With a Little Help From Their Friends, Boeing Forces Union Workers to Sacrifice Pensions for Profit's Sake The assault on unions continues from without--and within. Boeing Corporation, elected officials and national union leadership conspire to force union members to accept the unacceptable.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 (2 comments)     

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Pharmaceutical Conquest: How "Big Pharma" Slipped us a Sedative and Stole our Constitution Pharmaceutical corporations are not the saviors their public relations firms make them out to be. Big pharma is taking full advantage of their corporate personhood rights to create policies which ensure their profits--not our health. Are they any better than corner drug dealers taking advantage of the public's weaknesses?

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Private Spooks and Corporate Persons: The American Experiment Takes a Hit With a growing private espionage and security industry in the US, big-name corporations are now in the business of spying on non-profit organizations, in order to protect their brands and quash dissent.

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Crazy-world: No justice for inmates…in schools or prisons The school to prison pipeline is a shameful blight on human rights in the US, but we can change the policies that created it.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 (4 comments)     

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Democracy Activists Pledge Civil Disobedience if Supreme Court Strikes Down Limits on Campaign Contributions Following the October 8 hearing by the Supreme Court in the case "McCutcheon v. FEC," dubbed "Citizens United 2.0," Americans are pledging to take action should the Court decide in the plaintiff's favor. The Court will decide whether or not to uphold a law that says that no one person can contribute over $123,000 directly to federal candidates, parties, and committees.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 (2 comments)     

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Keystone XL Pipeline: Just Another Major Abuse of Corporate Power Keystone XL is not the solution, or even a solution to our energy demands. While there re profits to be made, the project will do little for our energy profile at great expense to our environment.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 (7 comments)     

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An Affront to the First Amendment: SCOTUS Prohibits Peaceful Demonstrations On Its Property The latest policy governing protest at the Supreme Court is yet another indicator of diminishing first amendment rights for "we the people." While the Court dismantles our First Amendment rights, it is simultaneously expanding inherent rights for artificial entities, like corporations.

Friday, September 6, 2013 (1 comments)     

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Move to Amend is listening--in a good way! The NSA aren't the only ones listening; Move to Amend is conducting a nationwide community canvass and listening project to learn directly from our friends and neighbors what their issues of concern are. Move to Amend is listening because we want to connect our work to what people care about, we believe that people's voices matter in a democracy, and because only engaged citizens can counter corporate rule.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 (3 comments)     

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Follow the Trillions (If You Can) Tax shelters are hiding estimated trillions in assets worldwide, owned by the global elite and multi-national corporations, with billions lost in tax revenue. A direct line can be drawn between this fraud, the undue influence of money in the electoral process, and Supreme Court decisions bestowing inherent Constitutional rights on corporations.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 (1 comments)     

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Corporate Constitutional "Rights" Harm Small Business Small incorporated business owners realize no benefit when corporations have inherent constitutional rights. In fact, these rights harm small businesses. Learn why and what you can do about it.

Monday, August 26, 2013 (3 comments)     

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Constitutional Right to Vote Needed More Than Ever After Supreme Court Guts Voting Rights Act It's a shame when the very people appointed to safeguard justice are the same people who vote to destroy one of the most powerful equal-opportunity shields from injustice in American history. Recently, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), the crown jewel of the Civil Rights movement, and one of the most famous pieces of legislation in American History.