ACTION ALERT: Tell the Senate Any Amendment Must Include Corporate Personhood! | Move to Amend
Senate Joint Resolution 19
is a proposed Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United
, but it doesn’t address corporate constitutional rights at all.
Move to Amend has vowed that we will not support any halfway measures that don’t amend the Constitution in two necessary ways:
- Make clear that only human beings, not corporations have Constitutional rights;
- Make clear that money is not speech and campaign spending can be regulated.
Tens of thousands of volunteers across the nation have been building a grassroots movement over the past four years from the bottom up. This movement came from everyday people taking this issue to their city governments, to town meeting debates, to candidate forums, to newspaper opinion pages, and to the ballot box directly. Nearly 600 cities and towns have now passed amendment resolutions.
Polling shows 80% of the American public believes that corporations should not have the same rights as people. State legislatures have been pressured to stand up as well, with 16 states passing resolutions calling for an amendment. “Ending Corporate Personhood” was a major theme in the demands that came from Occupy encampments across the country.
The plan is that this amendment will get a vote in the Senate this year — before election season. We cannot allow a proposal that doesn’t address corporate constitutional rights to get traction — the amendment must match the demand of our movement: “A Corporation is Not a Person! Money is Not Free Speech!”
Fill out this form to send a message to the authors of SJR19 — let them know that Corporate Personhood MUST be included in the language of the amendment.