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Forum Post: Move To Amend Tour- Barnstorm!!

Posted 1 year ago on Jan. 30, 2013, 7:35 p.m. EST by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL
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Not sure if this has been going on for a while, but I know the local Green Party just announced it via email today. Check it out. Good chance to get out and meet some fellow activists...

https://movetoamend.org/events/tampa-fl-move-amend-barnstorming-tour-david-cobb

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[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

OWS amendment group:


We can do what 80% of Americans say they want
We can do what 1,900,000 Americans signed
We can do what 363 local & state resolutions call for
We can do what 1,309 American mayors endorsed
Via one of 13 constitutional amendments already proposed in congress And supported by over 100 congressmen


Virtually every OWS goal –
jobs, taxes, government honesty, energy, environment, economy
all go back to EXACTLY one place
MONEY IN POLITICS

And there is EXACTLY one first step:

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A constitutional amendment to
Overturn Citizens United and Corporate Personhood

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▬► http://corporationsarenotpeople.webuda.com ◄▬

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For a complete analysis of the amendment issue,

and the text of all amendments,
and our comparison of all of the amendments,
and the Citizens United case transcript,
and the Citizens United decision,
and the Buckley decision,
and analysis of corporate personhood,
and analysis of Article III,
and the ABC News poll on CU / CP,
and the PFAW poll on CU / CP,
and 70+ videos on CU / CP from

Chomsky, Hedges, Witchcraft, Reich, Cobb, Warren, Lessig, Hartmann, Maher, Stevens, Sanders, Hightower, etc.

http://corporationsarenotpeople.webuda.com
no password or signup

JOIN our OWS Working Group:
http://nycga.net/groups/restore-democracy

[-] 4 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

when the constitution was written, corporations were almost completely controlled by state law - and almost always were chartered for a specific period for a specific purpose.
more info on our OWS web site
our document #3
http://corporationsarenotpeople.webuda.com

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Indeed, I learned much from your website on these details.

(Thanks for that. BTW)

So much has changed and corp power has grown, & consolidated so thoroughly it will take great sustained effort and many years of hard work in thestreet & the voting booth to correct.

[-] 4 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

Almost everything in "corporate personhood" has come from the courts -
NOT the voters & legislators

the only way to reverse this is a constitutional amendment
over a dozen have been in congress
we need to elect more pro-99% congesspeople -
and yes that means D

the best is the latest:HR29

Bill HR 29 Constitutional Amendment XXVIII Introduced in Congress
by Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN) & Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI)


Section 1.
Artificial Entities Such as Corporations Do Not Have Constitutional Rights
The rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of natural persons only. Artificial entities established by the laws of any State, the United States, or any foreign state shall have no rights under this Constitution and are subject to regulation by the People, through Federal, State, or local law. The privileges of artificial entities shall be determined by the People, through Federal, State, or local law, and shall not be construed to be inherent or inalienable.

Section 2.
Money is Not Free Speech
Federal, State, and local government shall regulate, limit, or prohibit contributions and expenditures, including a candidate's own contributions and expenditures, to ensure that all citizens, regardless of their economic status, have access to the political process, and that no person gains, as a result of their money, substantially more access or ability to influence in any way the election of any candidate for public office or any ballot measure. Federal, State, and local government shall require that any permissible contributions and expenditures be publicly disclosed. The judiciary shall not construe the spending of money to influence elections to be speech under the First Amendment.


Consider your key project – jobs, military, elections, education, tax reform –
ANYTHING
Now imagine that the 1% opposition cannot spend to get their way against you

*** .

This responds to hundreds of local & state resolutions and Move To Amend for a “We the People” Amendment - The movement for constitutional reforms that would end “corporate rule”. The Amendment clearly and unequivocally states that: Rights recognized under the Constitution belong to human beings only, and not to government-created artificial legal entities – including corporations, unions, and parties. and that Political campaign spending is not a form of speech protected under the First Amendment. Government belongs to the people & must not be for sale to the corporations and the wealthy and the 1% special interests. The Move To Amend coalition of nearly 260,000 people and hundreds of organizations has helped to pass nearly 500 resolutions in municipalities and local governments across the country calling on the state and federal governments to adopt this amendment. This bill is specifically different from the other proposals that have come forward in response to Citizens United because it also specifically addresses corporate personhhod. In every single community where Americans have had the opportunity to call for a Constitutional amendment to outlaw corporate personhood, they have voted to end “CP”. The Citizens United decision is not the cause, it is a symptom. We must remove big money and special interests from the legal and political process entirely with this amendment.

If you want to understand

Citizens United &
Corporate Personhood &
the Amendment Process

Please visit our OWS CU / CP / Amendment site:
http://corporationsarenotpeople.webuda.com

70+ videos & 40+ documents on this issue from Sanders, Chomsky, Maher, Hedges, Lessig, Ron Paul, Warren, Grayson, Hartmann, Hightower, Newt Gingrich, etc

►►Support this bill HR29◄◄
Write & email your congresspeople house:
http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
senate:
http://www.senate.gov/reference/common/faq/How_to_contact_senators.htm

call Rep Rick Nolan to show support 202 225 6211

[-] 3 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Will do!

Thx

[-] -1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Actually, when the constitution was written, the states were already filed as corporations.