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News Flash: Maine became the 13th state in the nation to call for a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Twenty-five House Republicans (in the state House) and five Senate Republicans joined Democrats to “call upon each Member of the Maine Congressional Delegation to actively support and promote in Congress an amendment to the United States Constitution on campaign finance.”
Maine joins West Virginia, Colorado, Montana, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, California, Rhode Island, Maryland, Vermont, New Mexico and Hawaii in calling for that Constitutional amendment. Continue story here.
May 9, 2013 MTAJC I-5 Crater Lake Hwy Banner Display
TV Channel 5 KOBI ran a news story/interview on Move To Amend Jackson County, Tuesday, 5/14/13 - (we will run the video here soon).
June 4, Medford Library, PLANNING & ADVISIORY MEETING (monthly) – Come find out what’s going on and get in the fast lane of action. We are truly a grassroots organization (with folks from all political ideologies working together in transpartisanship) made up of your friends and neighbors here in Jackson County to take back OUR government to WE THE PEOPLE.
Read this first: Rules for Federal Elections – What Changed with Citizens United Ruling What Changed for Union Political Spending. See slide show & transcript of explanation of the problem: What is Citizens’ United – What is the Concern? Citizens United is not Constitutional. Justice Stevens Opinion
Statement (the minority 5-4). All about Corporate Personhood Talking Points on MTA. Background of Citizens United vs. F.E.C. , Harm to Elections. Where the infamous Citizens United decision came from and how to overturn it.
Move to Amend’s Proposed 28th Amendment to the Constitution
The solution: The proposed 28th Amendment to the Constitution
The rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of natural persons only. The judiciary shall not construe the spending of money to influence elections to be speech under the First Amendment. Summary HJR29 PDF Full Text HJR29
House Joint Resolution 29 introduced February 14, 2013
We’re fed up with the influence of Big Money in our political system. “If anything can unite Americans across party and ideological lines, it should be the arrogant and unprecedented Supreme Court ruling [Citizens United] that corporations [including unions, associations, and other entities] are “persons” with all the protections and rights of the Constitution. In a case trumped up by the court itself, five activist judges reversed 100 years of precedent to allow unlimited, special-interest money to be spent in our local, state and federal elections. Corporations [and other entities] are now free to spend unlimited money on behalf of a candidate they favor, or against one they wish to silence. No grassroots organization will ever be likely to raise enough money for their candidate to compete on a level playing field. Put simply in a New York Times headline, the story comes down to, “Lobbies’ New Power: Cross Us and Our Cash Will Bury You.” As moderate Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne, Jr. wrote, “The only proper response to this distortion of our political system by ideologically driven justices is a popular revolt.”The choice is simple. Will government answer to the people, or serve special interests? Will elections be an opportunity for the people to speak powerfully to their government, or will elections become competitions among corporate powers, unions and giant foundations to serve their own interests? And what if corporate interests are tied to an unfriendly foreign power? It is difficult to imagine how our democracy would be strengthened by a large infusion of cash into our political process from such governments as Russia, China or Saudi Arabia. Most outrage at this attack on democracy focuses on national politics. However, the ruling also nullifies protections against corporate domination of elections in the 23 states, including Colorado, that model their laws on the federal Constitution.” from https://movetoamend.org/voters-both-parties-object-supreme-court-activism
See the Connection with Super PACs and Buying Elections and Government. Also view slide show What is Citizens’ United – What is the Concern? Citizens United is not Constitutional and Who is Citizens United (simplified details). Free online booklet explaining Citizens United.
One way to Amend the Constitution is to have 34 States demand it. Nine States already have, and we want Oregon to join them. For more information on state action, visit Oregonians for Restoring Constitutional Democracy.
Move to Amend Jackson County is a non-partisan effort to regain popular control over our electoral process and political systems. Tea party, Democrat, Republican, Conservative or Independent, come and join the process by learning, and becoming involved. See the Calendar for upcoming events and meetings, and please become a member to receive announcements and important information. Please check the website first, but, if you have questions, please email JCMoveToAmend@gmail.com or call Linda Sturgeon, Website Administrator, at 541 890-6996.
We the People, not It the Money.
October 30, 2012, 9:14 pm ET: A former federal election commissioner, Trevor Potter is president and general counsel of the Campaign Legal Center. Potter told FRONTLINE that the Supreme Court’s landmark Citizens United ruling has resulted in less transparency and the potential for more corruption in the nation’s campaign finance system. This is the edited transcript of an interview conducted on Aug. 7, 2012.
Why do we feel that it is important to amend the constitution? Simple, a series of Supreme Court decisions, ending with Citizens United has rendered illegal any attempt by Congress to limit or control the flow of money to our elected officials or to political campaigns. Amending the constitution is our only avenue for relief. Mission Statement. Corporations, Unions, and Non-profits are targeting billions to legislators and presidental candidates, as well as government agency heads of ‘both sides’; they are literally being bought. These entities are not natural persons as the Constitution intended when they used ‘person’ to mean you and I as living, breathing, feeling, thinking individuals. Our Democracy, our Constitutional rights are being usurped by these artificial ‘persons’ that the Supreme Court of the United States has ruled are now constitutionally recognized ’persons’ with money being a constitutionally protected form of free speech. The PACs, though with these entities engage ‘business’ for buying elections through media advertising and other forms of funding, do not require DISCLOSURE of where the money comes from and allows UNLIMITED contributions by these entities and super mega wealthy billionaire giving individuals. Whether you are far right or far left or in between, you can see the problem – we no longer have a Democracy where the people rule the government, we have MONEY – huge, mega money, determining all aspects of government by literally buying the people to run it.
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