Move to Amend

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Move to Amend is a United States national, grassroots coalition that works toward overcoming corporate power by calling for a constitutional amendment ending corporate personhood and declaring that money is not speech. The nonpartisan group was created in response to the Supreme Court ruling Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The ruling held that corporations and labor unions have a First Amendment right to make expenditures from their general treasuries supporting or opposing candidates for political office. Move to Amend argues that the Court's decision disrupts the democratic process by granting disproportionate influence to the wealthy.[1]

Move to Amend was instrumental in getting the Los Angeles City Council to vote unanimously to end corporate personhood on December 6, 2011, though the vote was largely symbolic.[2] David Cobb, 2004 Green Party presidential candidate, is a leader of the group.[3] Riki Ott, a co-director of Ultimate Civics, is a co-founder[4] along with Ben Manski,[5] an executive director of the Liberty Tree Foundation.[6]


  1. ^ "Move to Amend". Move to Amend. Retrieved December 26, 2011.
  2. ^ Dolan, Eric W. (December 6, 2011). "Los Angeles votes to end corporate personhood". Rawstory. Retrieved December 26, 2011.
  3. ^ Michael Gillespie (Jan/Feb 2011). "David Cobb Speaks at WILPF-DM Awards Banquet". The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs Vol 30. Iss 1: p 60.
  4. ^ Riki Ott (Autumn 2012). "Citizens united against Citizens United: A movement is building to amend the Constitution". Earth Island Journal Vol 27. Iss. 3. pp. 40,42.
  5. ^ Ahmad, Meher; DiNovella, Elizabeth. "We, the People". The Progressive Vol 76. Iss. 4: pp. 8-9.
  6. ^ Matthew Rothschild (April 2010). "Corporations Aren't Persons: Amend the Consitution". The Progressive Vol 74. Iss 4.: pp. 16,18-20.

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