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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.
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.
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?
Wednesday, May 25, 2016(4 comments)
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.
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.
Friday, October 2, 2015(1 comments)
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.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015(1 comments)
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.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015(3 comments)
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?
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)
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.
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.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014(5 comments)
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)
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."
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)
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.
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.