Monday, February 11, 2013

We The People Amendment Introduced In Congress

PRESS RELEASE: 2/11/13



Constitutional Amendment Introduced in Congress Ensuring Rights for People, Not Corporations


Monday, February 11, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 11, 2013
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Constitutional Amendment Introduced in Congress Ensuring Rights for People, Not Corporations

Reps. Nolan & Pocan Respond to Hundreds of Local Resolutions Calling for “We the People” Amendment

(Washington D.C.) - The movement for constitutional reforms that would end what organizers call “corporate rule” has arrived in the chambers of Congress. This morning, two members of the U.S. House of Representatives joined Move to Amend by announcing their sponsorship of the “We the People Amendment,” which clearly and unequivocally states that:
  1. Rights recognized under the Constitution belong to human beings only, and not to government-created artificial legal entities such as corporations and limited liability companies; and  
  2. Political campaign spending is not a form of speech protected under the First Amendment.
In making the announcement, lead sponsor Rep. Rick Nolan (DFL-Minnesota), said: “It’s time to take the shaping and molding of public policy out of corporate boardrooms, away from the corporate lobbyists, and put it back in city halls – back with county boards and state legislatures – and back in the Congress where it belongs.”
Ben Manski, a spokesperson for Move to Amend, agreed, saying: “Today, members of Congress join a movement that insists on the fundamental equality of all Americans, and that rejects the idea that the corporate class should have special protections against We the People.”
The Move to Amend coalition was formed in 2009 in preparation for the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision. Today, the 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.
The Move to Amend coalition makes a point of differentiating themselves from the other proposals that have come forward in response to Citizens United. "In every single community where Americans have had the opportunity to call for a Constitutional amendment to outlaw corporate personhood, they have seized it and voted yes overwhelmingly, stated George Friday, Move to Amend spokesperson. “The Citizens Uniteddecision is not the cause, it is a symptom. We must remove big money and special interests from the legal and political process entirely."
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David Cobb Announces We The People Amendment Has Congressional Sponsors

Sunday, February 10, 2013

PRESS RELEASE: Two MOVE TO AMEND Events in TAMPA BAY on Feb 17th and Feb 18th, 2013


February 10th, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MOVE TO AMEND TAMPA BAY
CONTACT: Anita Stewart
Telephone: 813.312.2292

David Cobb, the National Spokesperson for MOVE TO AMEND will be speaking at two events in the Tampa Bay area this weekend. On Sunday, February 17th, 2013, he will be at the Roosevelt 2.0, 1812 N 15th St, in Tampa’s historic Ybor City neighborhood at 6 PM. The next night, February 18th, 2013 at 7 PM, David will speak at the St. Petersburg Unitarian Universalist Church in downtown St. Petersburg, 719 Arlington Ave N, right next to Mirror Lake. 

Move to Amend is a National Coalition of over 257,000 people and organizations whose goal is amending the United States Constitution to end corporate rule by building a multiracial, cross-class Democracy Movement. These events are the last leg of David Cobb’s southeast portion of the tour. 
David Cobb is an attorney and lifelong activist, environmentalist, Presidential Candidate in 2004, radical and peaceful revolutionary and a dynamic and fiery speaker. This tour is an effort to build connections, inspire activism, and reveal the origins of Corporate Power in America. David's presentations are part history lesson and part heart-felt call-to-action! 

"Challenging Corporate Rule & Creating Democracy" aims to help local folks understand how they can work to abolish corporate personhood and establish a government of, by, and for the people.

There will be several local speakers that will open the program and speak about the money being funneled from corporations into local elections. Those speakers will include Mark Adams, JD, MBA and John Russell, ARNP. 

These events are free and open to the public. 
We appreciate your donations to help us finance these tours. 
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
SAVE THE DATES! Don’t miss these events!

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Friday, February 8, 2013

MOVE TO AMEND TAMPA BAY--2 EVENTS COMING UP!


Two events coming up with the national spokesperson of MOVE TO AMEND, David Cobb.

SEE MORE AT THE FOLLOWING FB LINKS, PRINTABLE FLYER COMING SOON!

SUNDAY, Feb 17th at the Roosevelt 2.0 at 6PM: 

MONDAY, Feb 18th at the St. Pete UU at 7PM:


Southern Florida Barnstorming Tour: February 15 - 22



February 4, 2013
Move to Amend is barnstorming through Southern Florida, and we're coming to a town near you! Catch a talk in your area, and learn how you can get involved in the campaign to end corporate personhood and demand real democracy!
David Cobb, a fiery speaker and lifelong activist, is touring the country giving his talk "Creating Democracy & Challenging Corporate Rule." This presentation is part history lesson and part heart-felt call-to-action!  David gives a rousing one hour talk telling the story of the American creation myth and the Constitution as it pertains to Corporate Personhood and illegitimate but legal corporate constitutional rights, followed by about an hour of facilitated discussion.
All events are open to the general public. We appreciate your donations to help us finance these tours, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Click the links below for more info about each event, including location and organizer contact:

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