Move to Amend

MovetoAmend.org is a coalition supported by hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals dedicated to ending the illegitimate legal doctrines that prevent the American people from governing ourselves. Check out our full list of campaign co-organizers (steering committee organizations), key partners and endorsers.

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Move to Amend Wins Big at the Ballot Box: Americans Fed Up with Big Money and Undue Corporate Influence
From Massachusetts to Oregon, Colorado to Illinois and Wisconsin, and Ohio to California, citizens throughout the country voted overwhelmingly yesterday for their legislators to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling and declare that only human beings – not corporations – are entitled to constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending can be regulated.
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Thursday, October 11, 2012
Nationwide Money Stamping Tour Launched by Ben & Jerry’s Co-Founder, Move to Amend & Stamp Stampede Coalition
Today, Ben Cohen, co-founder of super-premium ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s, and organizers with the Move to Amend Coalition, launched a bold new campaign aiming to return government to the hands of the people. The "Amend-O-Matic" is part art spectacle, part money-stamping machine, part road-worthy vehicle, and will allow participants to insert dollar bills to be printed with slogans such as "Corporations are not people," "Money is not speech;" and "Not to be used for bribing politicians."
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Friday, September 07, 2012
Democracy Activists Challenge Parties to Take a Stand on Corporate Personhood
As the Democratic National Convention came to a close in Charlotte, N.C., Move to Amend, the national campaign to amend the Constitution to abolish Corporate Personhood, critiqued the Democratic Party’s weak and inconsistent position on corporate political influence. Taking aim at the party’s platform, Move to Amend spokesperson Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap said that newly added language in support of a constitutional amendment to address campaign finance reform doesn’t go far enough.
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Thursday, August 09, 2012
Campaign to Stamp Dollar Bills to Travel Country Protesting Corporate Personhood
This week, in collaboration with Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream, the Move to Amend campaign launched a fundraising drive to fund a national tour of the "Amend-O-Matic" to travel the United States as part of the group's "Stampede to Amend" campaign.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Activists Challenging Corporate Personhood to Converge on Oakland for Democracy Conference
Move to Amend, the national campaign to abolish Corporate Personhood, will convene a Regional Grassroots Democracy Convergence in Northern California later this month. The weekend event, which will feature educational workshops and networking activities for democracy activists, is co-sponsored by the Sierra Club, Coffee Party USA, Alliance for Democracy, Democracy Unlimited, and the Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy, and others.
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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Citizens Take Aim at Municipal Governments to Support Constitutional Amendment During "Resolutions Week"
From Kansas City, Missouri, and Tucson, Arizona to Irvine, California and Saint Paul, Minnesota citizens throughout the country are rallying during “ Resolutions Week ” to show support for a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling and declare that only human beings – not corporations – are entitled to constitutional rights and that money is not speech and campaign spending can be regulated.
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Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Ben & Jerry’s Co-Founder and Move to Amend to Stamp Dollar Bills with “Corporations are not People” and “Money is not Speech”
This summer, in collaboration with the Move to Amend campaign and Occupy activists across the country, Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream, will distribute stamps with anti-corporate personhood messages to be printed on U.S. dollar bills. Slogans to be printed include, "Corporations are not people," "Money is not speech;" and "Not to be used for bribing politicians."
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Friday, April 20, 2012
Vermont Becomes First State to Call for Amendment that Would Remove Corporations From Constitution
With yesterday’s vote in the state house, Vermont is now the first state to call for an amendment to abolish the doctrine known as “Corporate Personhood” which gives corporations constitutional rights meant to protect people.
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
Salt Lake Move to Amend Organizers Project Victory in Corporate Power Ballot Initiative
11,400 Salt Lake City voters have signed a petition asking for a Constitutional Amendment that would say corporations are not people and money is not speech. Organizers from Move to Amend Salt Lake say the signatures will be sufficient for the issue to be placed on the November ballot, the first successful ballot initiative drive in city history. About 7,200 valid signatures are required for the effort to be placed on the ballot.
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Friday, April 13, 2012
Vermont Poised to Become First State in the Union to Call for Amendment to End Corporate Personhood
The Vermont State Senate voted yesterday calling for an amendment to the Constitution that would make clear that corporations are not people. The vote was 26-3. State Senator Virginia Lyons (D) spearheaded the effort, working with Move to Amend in 2011 to introduce a resolution that came back this year. Vermont is poised to become the first state to call for an amendment to abolish the doctrine known as “Corporate Personhood” which gives corporations constitutional rights meant to protect people.
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