The national campaign to Abolish Corporate Personhood and Defend Democracy.
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Protecting and Defending our Democracy...
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."
- In September in Colorado, the Jamestown Board of Trustees unanimously
passed a resolution condemning the concept of "corporate personhood,"
joining Boulder in a similar effort.
- 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.)
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.
- If you own a business, know a like-minded business owner, or if you belong to
another organization, endorse Move to Amend’s effort.
- Attend the Deep Democracy Workshop next month! (Or we can bring this
workshop to your town—contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.)
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
Madison, WI 53726-0217
End Corporate Rule. Legalize Democracy. Move to Amend.
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