Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap

Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap serves on the Executive Committee Move to Amend. She is Field Organizing Coordinator for the campaign. She can be reached at kaitlin@MoveToAmend.org.

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Monday, June 2, 2014 - 7:30am
Corporations Are Not People. Period.
Remember back in 2009 before the Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court ruling when the U.S political and legal system wasn’t about prioritizing the interests of the extraordinarily wealthy, but instead was fair and just no matter what your social status? Remember when the electoral system wasn’t...
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 8:35am
Hell No! to Citizens United 2.0
The Supreme Court of the United States is poised to continue dismantling restrictions on money in politics in a new case that begins today: McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission .
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Friday, June 28, 2013 - 3:04pm
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.
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 6:31am
Corporations Cozy Up to Judges
If you were a corporation and wanted to influence government for your own benefit, choosing to persuade judges is a far easier task (and less expensive) than persuading Congress or the White House. Although, Monsanto recently made headlines when they partnered with Senator Roy Blunt to sneak protections for the GMO industry into a recently passed appropriations act , success like this is hard earned in the legislature.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 11:24am
Confront Corporate Personhood: Take Back our Planet
With the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day this week, we have to wonder why the health of the planet is at an all time low.
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Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 11:39am
Congress Responds to Move to Amend Grassroots Organizing with “We the People” Amendment
The growing grassroots democracy movement took another huge step forward this week when Congressional Representatives Rick Nolan (DFL-Minnesota) and Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin) joined Move To Amend coalition organizers Ben Manski and George “Leesa” Friday at the National Press Club to announce that the “ We the People Amendment ” was being introduced in Congress ( H.J.Res.
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Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 12:04pm
Move to Amend: Citizens United is Just the Tip of the Iceberg
It’s been three years since the Supreme Court issued its outrageous decision in Citizens United vs. FEC, overturning the flimsy campaign finance protections afforded under McCain-Feingold law. The case opened the floodgates to billions of dollars perverting our elections, much of it completely unreported, and some amount even coming from foreign corporations and governments. The Court literally legalized bribery, and wealthy individuals and special interests took full advantage of it.
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Friday, July 1, 2011 - 4:11pm
Movement to Abolish Corporate Personhood Gaining Traction
In the year and a half since the Citizens United decision, Americans from all walks of life have become concerned about corporate dominance of our government and our society as a whole. In Citizens United v. FEC , the U.S. Supreme Court (in an act of outrageous “judicial activism) gutted existing campaign finance laws by ruling that corporations, wealthy individuals, and other entities can spend unlimited amounts of money on political campaigns.
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