Friday, March 9, 2012

Move to Amend the Constitution

 The National Campaign to End Corporate Personhood and Demand Democracy! Move to Amend
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Over 2600 people have already signed up to participate in Resolutions Week this spring and fall. If you haven't yet signed up to help Resolve to Amend in your community, please do it today! The campaign gets started next week with our first conference call for participating activists. Below is the message we sent out on Wednesday announcing the campaign - please join us!
Dear friends,
Since the Move to Amend coalition launched in 2010, our grassroots activists have successfully passed dozens of community resolutions declaring public support for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United v. FEC by establishing that a corporation is not a person, and money is not speech!
Move to Amend organizers won these efforts through both city council resolutions and citizen's initiatives placed directly before voters. 

Help Your Community Resolve to Amend the Constitution!

This spring, we’re planning a push to pass 100 new local resolutions calling for a constitutional amendment. Will you join us? 

Partnering with other ally organizations, we’ll work with you to hold organizing meetings, conduct outreach to supportive local officials and generate media attention for your local resolution efforts.
Our goal is to have a critical mass of resolutions introduced the week of June 11th, including many new resolutions directed by city councils to go on local ballots this November.
Would you like to help organize your community to push for a local resolution calling for an amendment as part of "Resolutions Week" (June 11th-15th)? Sign up now and we'll be in touch soon with details about next steps.

Thank you for all that you do for the Move(ment) to Amend!

Nancy Price, Laura Bonham, Lisa Graves, Leesa "George" Friday, Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Jerome Scott, David Cobb, Ben Manski
Move to Amend National Executive Committee

PS - 
On Tuesday, 64 Vermont towns moved to amend in town meeting after town meeting, across the state

Now they're headed to the Vermont State Legislature to support a resolution by State Senator Ginny Lyons calling on Congress to pass an amendment! We'll keep you posted. 
Let's follow their lead and initiate resolutions from coast-to-coast for "Resolutions Week" this June! 

Shout out to all our partners in Vermont (Public Citizen, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Vermont Peace and Justice Center, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, VPIRG, Occupy Burlington, Common Cause Vermont, Rural Vermont, Vermonters Say Corporations Are Not People, Vermont Action for Peace, Vermont Workers Center, and Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield - co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream) and to all the super amazing grassroots activists who got it done in Vermont!!

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