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Forum Post: Move to Amend Update 10/24/2012

Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 24, 2012, 12:53 p.m. EST by DKAtoday (23961) from Coon Rapids, MN
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Making government serve "We the People"

While Move to Amend affiliates have had great success in passing resolutions, some affiliates have been stone-walled by local elected officials who don’t believe there is a problem or are afraid to rattle corporate cages for fear of reprisals.

Election Day gives us the opportunity to realign city and county councils and commissions, as well as the state legislatures, so they are friendlier to small “d” democracy and willing to stand up for “we the people.”

With Election Day just weeks away, now is the time to step up bird-dogging efforts at debates and public appearances--especially for local and state candidates. We want to get the candidates on record about where they stand on corporate personhood, money is speech, and passing a Constitutional amendment to end both practices.

Click here for tips on bird-dogging effectively.

From taxes, water sewer, and other municipal services to education, economic, environmental and development issues, local government generally impacts our lives more than the federal government does. It is also easier (cheaper) for corporations and the wealthy to influence these officials; how your city, county, and state candidates feel about corporate power is extremely relevant to our cause.

For decades, Americans have been frightened into submitting to “the lesser of two evils” approach to voting. And for decades, corporations have usurped more and more rights meant for human beings, no matter which of the two major parties have been in power.

We hope you will resist this argument, and summon the bravery demonstrated by our founders, who put their very lives on the line when they signed the Declaration of Independence, the Sons of Liberty, the minute-men, all other patriots who fought a war for our independence, and every other American who has sacrificed in order to gain and ensure our rights, by voting for candidates -- from the broad spectrum of parties -- who not only support our position, but who will also fight for the best interests of their human constituents.

Good luck,

Ashley Sanders, Ben Manski, Daniel Lee, David Cobb, Egberto Willies, Jerome Scott, Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Laura Bonham, George Friday, Nancy Price, Stephen Justino Move to Amend National Executive Committee

PS -- Vote for Move to Amend! One of our members submitted a proposal for a session at the National Conference on Media Reform.

Please vote for it to help ensure we get to present our campaign to the audience at the conference:

1) sign up for an account here: http://voting.freepress.net/?i=99 and then

2) vote for our proposal here: http://voting.freepress.net/?i=99.

Voting ends Friday, October 26. Thanks for your support!

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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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (23961) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

People push this issue - it is a binding knot that is keeping corruption in charge.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (23961) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Our most powerful move for change ( representation of the people ) will be in state elections for state and national representation.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (23961) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Tweeted this with a request for it to be re-tweeted. Now is a great time to push this issue. Please help to circulate.