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We the People Amendment Will Be Introduced Monday

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Move to amend, Congress, introduction, money, corruption, Citizens united )

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Tomorrow, Mon Feb 11 Move to Amend's WE THE PEOPLE AMENDMENT will be introduced in Congress! It's the ONLY amendment that deals with both Supreme Court doctrines that grant constitutional rights to artificial entities and define spending money as free sp

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Angelika R (143)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 6:25 pm
First Constitutional Amendment to be Introduced in Congress Stating Corporations Are Not People & Money Is Not Speech
Reps. Nolan & Pocan Respond to Hundreds of Municipal Resolutions Calling for “We the People” Amendment

On Monday, February 11, Move to Amend will join members of Congress as they introduce Move to Amend’s “We the People Amendment” an amendment that 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.

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 over 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 “We the People Amendment” is being introduced by Representative Rick Nolan (DFL-Minnesota) and Representative Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin).

WHAT: Press Conference Announcement of We the People Amendment Introduction in Congress. Amendment language to be unveiled.

WHEN/WHERE: Monday, February 11, 2013. 10:00 am, National Press Club (PHOTO OP)

WHO: Move to Amend Spokespeople Ben Manski (Wisconsin) and Leesa “George” Friday (North Carolina) together with lead sponsor United States Representative Rick Nolan (DFL-Minnesota).

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David C (29)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 7:10 pm
as someone that thinks just a little, all I can say is its about time!

Jae A (316)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 7:27 pm
Way past time and I sure hope this one makes it...for the sake of all of us, the world over !!!

You cannot currently send a star to Angelika because you have done so within the last week. :-(

Angelika R (143)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 7:29 pm
David-lol, better little thinking but the RIGHT things than producing masses of BS thoughts! About time, you can say that again-but you can guess there will be quite a reaction in Congress.

Angelika R (143)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 7:31 pm
no lucky stars available either for both of you :-//

JL A (281)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 9:52 pm
Let's watch to see what kind of reception it gets

Angelika R (143)
Monday February 11, 2013, 10:11 am

Move to Amend's Proposed 28th Amendment to the Constitution
read the text here

(other than photos I have not found any media coverage of the press conference yet. But there will be an "Ask Me Anything" interview about the We the People Amendment and Move to Amend on at 1pm Eastern / 10am Pacific with Ben Manski. Tune in!)

David C (133)
Monday February 11, 2013, 3:33 pm
about time...

Melisa G (12)
Monday February 11, 2013, 4:47 pm
So glad to hear it!!!!!! Is this on Facebook yet?

Kip Mapes (28)
Monday February 11, 2013, 4:52 pm
Nice it is a start

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday February 11, 2013, 4:53 pm
Signed & posted. Finally, someone with some common sense. I sincerely hope it passes.

Ro H (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 5:30 am

Arielle S (313)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 6:29 am
About darn time - corporations are not people!

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 8:37 am
The report of Feb 11 press conference is out:

Watch videos and photos and read summary of press conference

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 9:25 am
Bravo! Thanks Angel.

Violence against women act right now on C-span

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 9:39 am
Jason---? I'm getting Sen Durban on reducing gun violence.. (PT zone)

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 2:03 pm
I shall be interested to see what happens.

Donna W (0)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 2:08 pm
Here's the web site to sign their petition (red banner on right):

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 2:48 pm
thx Donna, it might be a good idea to repeat the petition here (although links on the webite) in case anyone has not yet signed
PETITION Move to amend

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 3:45 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 4:17 pm
Much thanks for posting, Angelika. I've been following this group for several months; even attending a meeting locally last year. Petition gladly signed.
*I'm sorry I'm unable to send a green star to Angelika since I sent one within the past week.

Mitchell D (104)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 5:06 pm
Here's hoping it's got legs! I've signed for this to get back to where living, breathing humans are the only ones called people.

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 5:43 pm
Mitchell-we'll know sooner or later, one way or another. There will be either cheering emails or more petitions.

James Maynard (84)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 7:41 pm
The Supreme Idiots could simply fix this by
reversing their horrific "decision" without
the need for yet another Constitutional
Amendment. sheeesh.

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday February 12, 2013, 9:37 pm
James M., true point but obviously they won't and folks are sick of this.
Are not 1 or 2 old enough to quit and get replaced during Obama's 2nd term so that maybe there's a chance in case this amendment will not go through?
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