Move to Amend has led the call for a Constitutional amendment to not only overturn the heinous Supreme Court decision of Citizens United v. FEC, but to put corporations in their proper place as subservient to The People.
Passing an amendment will be a tough job, so the language must be commensurate with the effort needed to win. The amendment must be strong and clear enough to end corporate rule - there's no room here for half solutions or ambiguity.
We've spent the last two years listening and organizing at the grassroots level. Our amendment reflects what we have heard from Americans across the nation - our country is ready for a change that is bold and sweeping.
But is Congress ready?
It is our belief that we need to operate on the assumption that once an Amendment comes out of Congress we won't get another shot. So we MUST get it right!
In the months ahead it will be important that we not let our goals be diluted by our legislators in Washington or the organizations who have their ear, even those that mean well and want to see reform in our political system.
You've probably heard by now about the flurry of amendments introduced in Washington, DC in the past month.
In the weeks to come we will be sharing our strategy to win our bold and yet common sense amendment. We know we still have a long way to go, but the tide is turning in this country and Move to Amend intends to ride it to victory.
We thank you for coming this far with us already, and we urge you to take a next step:
Occupy the Courts, Liberate the Law! is our call to action on January 20 for the second anniversary of the Citizens United decision. Communities across the nation are joining in, including folks at Occupy Wall Street and several other Occupy sites. Will you stand with us on January 20?