Thursday, September 29, 2011

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The national campaign to Abolish Corporate Personhood and Defend Democracy.
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Protecting and Defending our Democracy... 
Dear friend,
Our elected officials appear to be more interested in making political points
than they are in making good policy.  The policy they do create clearly benefits
corporate America more than it benefits the American people, if it benefits us at all. 

With this kind of dynamic at work, some may think that we can’t mount a successful
strategy against the powerful forces at play, but they would be very wrong.

After the economic collapse of 2008 and the ensuing “great recession,” Americans
are beginning to understand the deleterious effects on our democracy of corporate
coziness with our lawmakers. 

Ordinary Americans are rising up and doing what our elected representatives refuse
to do--they are protecting and defending our democracy:

  • In Montana in August, the Missoula City Council voted to place a referendum
    on the 2011 ballot that urges federal and state lawmakers to amend the U.S.
    Constitution "to clearly state that corporations are not human beings and do
    not have the same rights as citizens."
     
  • Tucson, Arizona citizens are on the move with a petition garnering support
    for their own resolution to amend the state Constitution.  (If you know folks
    in Tucson, please ask them to sign it.)
     
Town by town, city by city, state by state, people are organizing against corporate
personhood, and Move to Amend is here to help you learn how you can follow their lead:

  • Learn how to pass resolutions opposing corporate personhood. Our webinars
    cover everything from basic organizing tips and community involvement to
    passing a resolution. Check out the Webinar Archive here.

It’s time to take the fight to every corner of the nation; our democracy depends on it! 
Yours in the democracy movement,
Ben Manski, Nancy Price, George Friday, Laura Lonham, Lisa Graves, David Cobb

and Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap

The Move to Amend Exec Team



Move to Amend
P.O. Box 260217
Madison, WI 53726-0217
United States

End Corporate Rule. Legalize Democracy. Move to Amend.
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