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Forum Post: Move To Amend - ON AIR ???

Posted 1 year ago on Jan. 15, 2013, 7:46 p.m. EST by DKAtoday (28525) from Coon Rapids, MN
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Now you can listen to Move to Amend Radio

We are very excited about what lays ahead for us in the coming year. We built up a lot of momentum last year to carry us forward, and we hope you will join us in maximizing our potential in 2013. Check out our Take Action Webinar held last week to learn more.

Or tune in to our new internet radio program!

Move to Amend Reports hosted by National Leadership Team members Laura Bonham and Egberto Willies, will air every Thursday at 8:00 PM ET, 5:00 PM PT.

The show will feature guests who specialize in movement building, amending the Constitution, grassroots organizing, and issues relating to corporate rule and participatory democracy.

Each show provides opportunity for call-in questions and comments from the listening audience by dialing 646-652-2345 (long distance changes apply).

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Please add these events to your calendar:

★ January 17: Meet Move to Amend National Director Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap and learn about Move to Amend, how to get involved, and why it's not just about Citizens United. Call-in Q & A to follow.

★ January 24: Move to Amend co-founder David Cobb analyzes Martin Luther King Day events, the third anniversary of the Citizens United v. FEC ruling and the inauguration of Barack Obama through the lens of the Move to Amend amendment. Q & A to follow.

★ January 31: George Friday, Move to Amend national team member will discuss building a true multi-cultural democracy movement. Q & A to follow.

★ February 7: Ashley Sanders of Salt Lake City MTA joins us for an in-depth discussion of thinking and acting locally as part of a larger movement to counter corporate control. Q & A to follow.

To tune in, just go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/movetoamend at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern every Thursday.

In order for the show to be successful, we need MTA supporters to listen in, call in, and spread the word on Facebook and Twitter! Please forward this email to 5 friends!

Until Thursday!

P.S. Monday, January 21 marks the third anniversary of the Citizens United v. FEC ruling. While our problems didn't begin with this Supreme Court case, it certainly was a landmark ruling. Citizens all over the country are standing up to protest. Find an event near you and get involved!

MOVE TO AMEND PO Box 610, Eureka CA 95502 | (707) 269-0984 | www.MoveToAmend.org

We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.

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[-] 3 points by Gillian (1842) 1 year ago

I likes, I likes ;D Thanks for sharing and I'll do the same.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (28525) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Thanks Gillian - progress is being made - hopefully the speed will increase with each new development. {:-])

Forward Radio to free the USA

[-] 2 points by Gillian (1842) 1 year ago

I'm watching the webinar now. I'm really so proud of all the work you and so many have done. It's simply amazing. (((( THANKS )))))

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (28525) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Thank you as well for your dedication and efforts at promoting a healthy world for ALL.

I have always needed a really good use for my time. {:-]) TGFOWS

[-] 2 points by Gillian (1842) 1 year ago

You are a master of using your time wisely ;D

I was just thinking how much time and effort all this takes and I am ashamed to admit that it's just so overwhelming to me at times when I imagine what we are faced with. It's easy to just post on this forum but the real work is in the action of those behind this screen and those who are willing to walk the streets.

I heard a story on NPR the other day about how the Red Cross was so impressed with OWS's Sandy Relief efforts that they are going to adopt a very similar 'program'. It's sort of funny and pathetic that OWS shamed one of the biggest relief organizations in the world with their fast , efficient and continued response. This is why I don't donate to the Red Cross or United Way any other gov't org.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (28525) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

THANK YOU FOR THE COMPLIMENT. The People who are out in the streets supporting OWS DESERVE EVERY LITTLE BIT OF RECOGNITION WE CAN GIVE. {:-]) EVERY GROUP AND ORGANIZATION AS WELL FOR SHOWING SOLIDARITY FOR A BETTER WORLD FOR ALL.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28525) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Hello Fellow Minnesotans,

Thanks to all of you who answered the call to action. In a bipartisan vote, 36 members of the Minnesota Senate voted to pass the We the People Act SF17/ HF276 http://movetoamend.nationbuilder.com/r?u=https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/bill.php?f%3DHF276%26y%3D2013%26ssn%3D0%26b%3Dhouse&utm_campaign=mn_leg_update&n=2&e=2ae135fada3068fbc9ccdd9b1d9214f03ddbbcaf&utm_source=movetoamend&utm_medium=email on May 2, 2013! Your calls and e-mails to Senate members, along with the work of Move to Amend activists at the Capitol, moved Minnesota one step closer to calling on Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution to unequivocally state that only human beings have constitutional rights; artificial entities (corporations, unions, non-profits, etc.) have privileges afforded them by our laws. And that money spent to influence our elections is NOT protected by First Amendment free speech rights; it can and must be regulated to ensure that all of our voices are heard.

Our next step: The Minnesota House did not yet vote on the We the People Act so our next step is to build support in the House in the 2014 legislative session! As of this writing, 15 state legislatures have passed similar calls on Congress. We will be working hard to add Minnesota to that list in 2014! Spread the word! Forward this email. Invite family, friends and neighbors to join the movement to end corporate rule by signing the Move to Amend petition. Join the action. Go to our Minnesota webpage http://movetoamend.nationbuilder.com/r?u=https://movetoamend.org/minnesota&utm_campaign=mn_leg_update&n=4&e=2ae135fada3068fbc9ccdd9b1d9214f03ddbbcaf&utm_source=movetoamend&utm_medium=email for opportunities to get involved with Move to Amend in your corner of our great state.

-State Co-Coordinators of the We the People Act Laird Beaver laird.beaver@hotmail.com Mark Halvorson mshalvorson@comcast.net

2013 Lakeside Retreat - Minnesota MTA SPA-MTA_Retreat_06-13square.jpg Robin Monahan invites all “natural persons” to his cabin on Rainy Lake. In 2010, Robin walked across America with his brother, Laird, to raise awareness of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Here’s a video: March of the Monahans http://movetoamend.nationbuilder.com/r?u=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v%3DBsfnKfufeNI&utm_campaign=mn_leg_update&n=5&e=2ae135fada3068fbc9ccdd9b1d9214f03ddbbcaf&utm_source=movetoamend&utm_medium=email

Building community, growing our state network, and having fun!

Who: All "natural persons" currently active or interested in becoming active in Move to Amend.

What: Discussing what we want our Move to Amend state network to look like, promoting a model that Minnesota MTA affiliates will support.

Where: Monahan lake cabin on Rainy Lake: four miles east of International Falls; 5 hours north of St. Paul; 3 hours north of Duluth; 2 hours north of Grand Rapids.

When: Noon on Friday July 19 to noon on Sunday July 21. Arrive whenever you are able.

How: Four discussion sessions, lasting 1 1/2 hours each. We’ll produce a proposal for a state network that each affiliate may discuss and adopt if the affiliate chooses.

Info and RSVP by July 14 to: http://www.evite.com/event/0151AAQZXGK5ZY3X6EPC2CCMX4ONVY
or directly to Nancy Antenucci at nucc50@gmail.com. Provide the names and an email address of all who wish to participate. MTA Event Contact: Nancy Antenucci, St. Paul Area Move to Amend Entertainment Director. 651-644-7440 nucc50@gmail.com

MINNESOTA MOVE TO AMEND STATE NETWORK www.MoveToAmend.org/minnesota Minnesota Move to Amend is a state network of the Move to Amend Coalition

We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.

NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS: PO Box 610, Eureka CA 95502 | (707) 269-0984 www.MoveToAmend.org

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28525) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Move to Amend’s We the People Amendment clearly states that artificial entities (organizations created by government) have no inherent rights under our Constitution. That's the level playing field we need to ensure our right to self-governance.

Many "artificial entities" do good work -- including unions, non-profits, and even lots of corporations. But when it comes to our Constitution, only human beings should be recognized as having inalienable rights.

But you might be asking, what about those unions? Well...

A Federal Appeals Court recently overturned a law requiring employers to post information informing workers of their rights, ruling that such a law was a violation of the corporation’s right NOT to speak under the First Amendment.

big_freespeech.jpgSo, according to the Court: The free speech of corporations trumps the free speech of organized Labor.

What about the union's "free speech"? Or a worker's right to free speech in the workplace?

Many people don't realize that unions don't currently enjoy the same legal rights as large corporations, and when push comes to shove, the courts consistently side with big corporations over workers’ rights.

In an article we recently published to Common Dreams, we discuss a specific form of judicial activism called Lochnerizing, which is when judges overturn democratically enacted legislation -- legislation often passed to protect workers’ rights.

When it comes down to brass tacks, unions are in the same position as the rest of us and should be a vital part of the movement to pass the We the People Amendment.

Until we make clear that only people have Constitutional rights, all protections we put in place to protect workers (or to protect small business, or community welfare, or the environment) will be in jeopardy of being overturned in court by a company with deep enough pockets to change our laws.

We ask that you read our article, like it and share it so that more people join the discussion. Please take a few moments to post a comment and tell us what you think -- and don't forget to invite everyone to sign our petition and join the movement to amend!

In solidarity, Roman Collins & Laura Bonham For the Move to Amend Coalition

PS -- Join us this week on Move to Amend Reports. Our guest will be Richard Monje, a longtime union organizer and newest member of Move to Amend's National Leadership Team.

Move to Amend Reports airs live every Thursday at 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern -- tune in at http://blogtalkradio.com/movetoamend.

MOVE TO AMEND

PO Box 610, Eureka CA 95502 | (707) 269-0984 | www.MoveToAmend.org

We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.

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[-] -1 points by DKAtoday (28525) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Good to place that link here. {:-])

[-] 1 points by Kavatz (464) from Edmonton, AB 1 year ago

Btw, this is great news, thanks!

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (28525) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Your welcome - please share/circulate.

[-] 1 points by Kavatz (464) from Edmonton, AB 1 year ago

I heard Cobb on Alternative Radio, I still listen to the podcast once in a while. He is very enthusiastic and fun to hear.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (28525) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Not familiar with Cobb.

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