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The national campaign to Abolish Corporate Personhood and Demand Democracy.
Sign the Petition: http://MoveToAmend.org/motion-to-amend
Yesterday the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to support Move to Amend's resolution calling on Congress to amend the Constitution to clearly establish that only living persons -- not corporations -- are endowed with constitutional rights and that money is not the same as free speech.
The vote makes Los Angeles the first major city in the U.S. to call for an end to all corporate constitutional rights!
In a press conference after the vote, Council President Eric Garcetti stated:
>>"I want to thank Move to Amend and this entire coalition that has come
together... Every struggle to amend
>>the constitution began as just a group of regular Americans who wanted
to end slavery, who thought women
>>should vote, who believed that if you're old enough to be drafted, you
should be old enough to vote. These
>>are how American amendments move forward from the grassroots when
Americans say enough is enough.
>>We're very proud to come together and send a message but more than
that, this becomes the official
>>position of the City of Los Angeles, we will officially lobby for this.
I also chair a group which oversees all the
>>Democratic mayors and council members in the country and we're going to
share this with all our 3,000
>>members and we hope to see this start here in the west and sweep the
nation until one day we do have a
>>constitutional amendment which will return the power to the people."
>>Click here to watch the press conference video!
>>Our goal is for 50 towns and cities to put Move to Amend’s resolution
on the ballot for the
>>Presidential election in November, 2012. Let's use this great victory in
LA to keep the momentum going in
>>the months ahead as more communities step up to take a stand. Let us
know if you want to work with us to put
>>a resolution on the ballot in your community.
>>Congratulations to Mary Beth Fielder, Daniel Lee and the rest of the
fabulous team at Los Angeles Move
>>Onward for democracy!
>>Ben Manski, David Cobb, George Friday, Jerome Scott, Kaitlin
Sopoci-Belknap, Laura Bonham, Lisa Graves,
>>and Nancy Price
>>Move to Amend Executive Committee
>>P.S. - Occupy the Courts (a one day occupation of Federal
courthouses across the country, including the U.S.
>>Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Friday January 20, 2012) is
taking off! New cities and Occupy
>>partners are coming on board every day. Click here to view the map of
participating cities and sign up to join
>>Move to Amend volunteers across the USA as we lead the charge on the
judiciary which created
— and continues
>>to expand — corporate personhood rights.
>>P.P.S. - Host or attend an organizing party in your home or community
space next weekto begin
>>planning your local action for January. We are pleased to announce that
a renowned, veteran fighter for
>>democracy, Jim Hightower, will be joining us in a web and
telephone address to the guests at your
>>Move to Amend Coalition
>>P.O. Box 260217
>>Madison, WI 53726-0217
>>End Corporate Rule. Legalize Democracy. Move to Amend.
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