By Jim Carey
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 350,000 people and hundreds of organizations have 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.
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“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 United and McCutcheon decisions are not the cause, they are symptoms. We must remove big money and special interests from the legal and political process entirely.”
Join us again as we look at amendments to the Constitution, which can bring our elections, our government and our democracy back to the people, by the people and for the people.
Visit movetoamend.org and sign their petition.
We the people amendment
Section 1. [Artificial entities do not have constitutional rights.]
The rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of natural persons only.
Artificial entities established by the laws of any State, the United States, or any foreign state shall have no rights under this Constitution and are subject to regulation by the People, through Federal, State, or local law.
The privileges of artificial entities shall be determined by the People, through Federal, State, or local law, and shall not be construed to be inherent or inalienable.
Section 2. [Money is not free speech.]
Federal, State and local government shall regulate, limit, or prohibit contributions and expenditures, including a candidate’s own contributions and expenditures, to ensure that all citizens, regardless of their economic status, have access to the political process, and that no person gains, as a result of their money, substantially more access or ability to influence in any way the election of any candidate for public office or any ballot measure. Federal, State and local government shall require that any permissible contributions be publicly disclosed.
The judiciary shall not construe the spending of money to influence elections to be speech under the First Amendment.